Bobbin Winder, 1884

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas, 34 x 44.3 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
    (Vincent van Gogh Stichting)
  • F 175

A bobbin winder was used to wind the spun yarn onto a reel or bobbin. This dark study was one of a series of illustrations of weavers and yarn-spinners in their working surroundings that Van Gogh made in the winter of 1883-1884. The artist has rendered the fall of light with a few effective touches of light grey.

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