A Pair of Leather Clogs, 1888

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas, 32.5 X 40.5 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
    (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)
  • F 607

In Paris, Van Gogh had painted several pictures of workman’s boots. In Arles he painted this pair of leather clogs, the attributes of the peasant life with which he had once more begun to concern himself in these rural southern areas. The artist also knew still lifes featuring clogs from work by the peasant painter Millet, for whom he had great admiration. To Millet, clogs symbolized the poetry of peasant life.

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