Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), The Hague, December 1882
pencil on paper, 31.7 cm x 21.2 cm
Credits (obliged to state): Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
Van Gogh drew this in December 1882. Sowing time was early autumn, so he must have made the drawing from memory (or based it on an earlier sketch). You can see the seeds falling on the field in the foreground.
Vincent wrote to Theo wanted to make a series of 30 'Working types': 'sower, digger, woodcutter, ploughman, washerwoman, plus on occasion a cradle or orphan man'. He hoped that a series of prints of working-class figures would sell well.
- Object number
- 31.7 cm x 21.2 cm
- With his brother Theo van Gogh, Paris, after December 1882; after his death on 25 January 1891, inherited by his widow, Jo van Gogh-Bonger, and their son, Vincent Willem van Gogh, Paris; administered until her death on 2 September 1925 by Jo van Gogh-Bonger, Bussum/Amsterdam/Laren; transferred by Vincent Willem van Gogh, Laren, to the Vincent van Gogh Foundation, Amsterdam, 10 July 1962; agreement concluded between the Vincent van Gogh Foundation and the State of the Netherlands, in which the preservation and management of the collection, and its placing in the Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, to be realized in Amsterdam, is entrusted to the State, 21 July 1962; given on loan until the opening of the museum on 2 June 1973 to the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; on permanent loan to the Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh from 2 June 1973 and at the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, since 1 July 1994.
- Vincent van Gogh
- Credits (obliged to state)
- Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
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