New acquisitions: Works on paper

14 January - 5 June 2011

Paul Gustave Louis Christophe Doré, The forest of Plombières, 1875, Van Gogh Museum AmsterdamThe Van Gogh Museum regularly acquires drawings and prints from the period 1840-1914 to provide context for the life and work of Vincent van Gogh. They are by his predecessors, such as artists of the Barbizon School and the Hague School, and by his contemporaries, including Emile Bernard, or works from the years after his death in 1890.

Representative selection
For New acquisitions a representative selection has been made of the almost 200 works acquired in the past five years. Drawings and prints by famous artists, such as Gustave Doré, Jean-François Millet, Anton Mauve and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, as well as Vincent van Gogh’s early drawing Woman on her deathbed, are on display.

Unique opportunity
Because of their sensitivity to light, drawings and prints are only rarely exhibited. This presentation constitutes a unique opportunity to see these works, the majority of which have never before been on view at the Van Gogh Museum.

Lecture on Sunday
6 February: Nieuwe aanwinsten: Werken op papier (New acquisitions: Works on paper) in Dutch, by Marije Vellekoop (curator of prints and drawings, Van Gogh Museum).

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