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31st January 2023

Rhubarb grown outdoors has a much longer season but isn't as pink and delicate as the early forced rhubarb from Yorkshire. It does have the advantage, however, of being extremely hardy, and quick and easy to grow in northern European countries, including Norway. This lovely spring painting is Rhubarb (1911-21) by Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928), who grew many varieties of rhubarb, and celebrated the landscape of Western Norway in his work. 

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