Vincent van Gogh, ‘Backyards with three figures (Faille 939a; Hulsker 920) ’, 1882, Art Cuéllar-Nathan

Haarlem, J.H. de Bois Art Gallery, 1936, no. 15
New York, Galerie St. Etienne, Masters of the Nineteenth Century, 1955, illustrated;
New York, Wildenstein & Co., Van Gogh, Loan Exhibition, 1955, no. 82;
New York, Galerie St. Etienne, European and American Landscapes, 1985;
Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin & Preussischer;
Kulturbesitz, Linie, Licht und Schatten. Meisterzeichnungen und Skulpturen
der Sammlung Jan und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 1999, no. 106, illustrated;
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, La passion du dessin. Collection Jan et Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2002, no. 132, illustrated;
Vienna, Albertina Museum, Goya bis Picasso. Meisterwerke der Sammlung Jan Krugier und Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski, 2005, no. 46, illustrated;
New York, Michael Altman Fine Art Gallery, In Pursuit of Timeless Quality, 2016, p. 178, illustrated.

Jacob Baart de la Faille, The Works of Vincent van Gogh, His Paintings and Drawings, Amsterdam, 1970, no. 939a, illustrated p. 351;
Jan Hulsker, The Complete van Gogh, Paintings-Drawings-Sketches, New York, 1980, no. 120, illustrated p. 37;
Philip Rylands, The Timeless Eye. Master Drawings from the Jan and Marie-Anne Krugier-Poniatowski Collection (exhibition catalogue), Berlin, 1999,
illustrated p. 418.

C.M. Van Gogh Art Gallery, The Hague
J.H. de Bois Art Gallery, Haarlem
Mrs L. Jaray-Bondi, Vienna & London (acquired in 1938)
Private Collection, New York
Galerie St. Etienne (Otto Kallir), New York (acquired in 1953)
Sotheby's, New York, May 10, 1989, Lot 120
Purchased at the above sale by Jan Krugier
Sotheby's London, February 6th, 2014, Lot 125

About Vincent van Gogh

Primarily self-taught and unappreciated during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh made over 900 paintings and 1,100 works on paper during the decade that he worked as an artist. Influenced by Jean-Francois Millet and the Barbizon School artists, van Gogh’s early work comprises dour portraits of Dutch peasants and depressing rural landscapes. In 1886-88 he moved to Paris, where Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism had a big impact on his painting. He brightened his palette, experimented with shorter brushstrokes, impasto, and complementary colors. The paintings he made in Paris announce the bolder Post-Impressionist style that he is best known for today. Emotionally unstable, humorless, and argumentative, van Gogh eventually had a breakdown and moved to an asylum in the south of France where he painted landscapes, portraits, interiors and still lifes steeped with personal symbolism.

Dutch, 1853-1890, Zundert, Netherlands, based in Arles, France, Saint-Rémy, France and Auvers-sur-Oise, France

Exhibition Highlights

2017
Fort Worth,
A Modern Vision: European Masterworks from the Phillips Collection
2016
Amsterdam,
On the Verge of Insanity. Van Gogh and his illness