Self-portrait with pipe and straw hat, 1887

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas on Pasteboard, 42 X 30 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • F 524

The brushstrokes in this sketchy portrait are free and loose, barely touching each other. The light, sunny colors and the broad-brimmed straw hat have often led to the assumption that it was painted in Arles. It was in fact created during a Parisian winter, not long before his departure to the sunlit south.

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