This drawing is one of the series Van Gogh created in the summer of 1888. In a letter to his brother Theo, he expressed his intentions for these drawings.
"Now the Harvest, the Garden, the Sower, and the two marines are sketches after painted studies. I think that all these ideas are good, but the painted studies lack clearness of touch. That is another reason why I felt it necessary to draw them."
Harvest landscape is one of Van Gogh's favorite subject. This drawing show fluent and effective style of his draughtsmanship.