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1905 Tentoonstelling van Schilderijen en teekeningen door van Gogh, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1905, no. 111.
1927 L'Epoque française de van Gogh, Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 1927, no cat.
1934 Renoir, Cezanne, and Their Contemporaries, Alex. Reid and Lefevre, Ltd. (The Lefevre Galleries), London, 1934, no. 21, Entrée d'une ferme aux environs d'Arles.
1952 French Paintings from the Molyneux Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1952, unnumbered checklist, repro.
1961 French Paintings of the Nineteenth Century from the Collection of Mrs. Mellon Bruce, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1961, no. 65, color repro
1966 French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 131, repro
1978 Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, 1978, unnumbered catalogue, repro
1984 Vincent Van Gogh in Arles, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1984, no. 44, repro.
1986 Capolavori Impressionisti dei Musei Americani, Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples; Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan, 1986-1987, no. 21, repro.
1986 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, and State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, 1986
1989 Van Gogh et Arles, Hôpital Van Gogh, Arles, 1989.
1992 From El Greco to Cézanne: Masterpieces of European Painting from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Metroplitan Museum of Art, New York, National Gallery of Greece, Athens, 1992-1993, no. 69, repro.
1993 Van Gogh: His Sources, Genius and Influence, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, 1993-1994, no. 39, repro.
1999 Around Impressionism: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1999, no cat.
1999 Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 1999, no. 57, repro.
2001 Van Gogh and Gauguin: The Studio of the South, The Art Institute of Chicago; Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2001-2002, no. 56, repro.
2002 Van Gogh: Felder. Das 'Mohnfeld' und der Künstlerstreit (Van Gogh: Fields. The 'Poppy Field' and the Artist's Debate), Kunsthalle Bremen; The Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art, 2002-2003, no. 39 (Bremen catalogue), no. 10 (Toledo catalogue), repros.
2006 Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors, The Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, 2006.
2006 Van Gogh in Budapest, Szépmüvészeti Múzeum, Budapest, 2006-2007, no. 54, repro.
2009 Vincent van Gogh - Between Heaven and Earth: The Landscapes, Kunstmuseum Basel, 2009, no. 35, repro.
2011 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The National Art Center, Tokyo; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, 2011, no. 19, repro.
2012 Van Gogh: Up Close, Philadelphia Museum of Art; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 2012, unnumbered catalogue, ill. 163.
2013 Becoming van Gogh, Denver Art Museum, 2013, no. 80, repro.
2013 Van Gogh Repetitions, The Phillips Collection, Washington; The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2013-2014, no. 8, repro.
2015 Van Gogh and Nature, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA, 2015, no. 27, repro.
1916Duret, Théodore. Van Gogh, Vincent. Paris, 1916: repro. pl. 26.
1919L'Art Moderne et quelques aspects de l'art d'autrefois. Paris, Bernheim-Jeune, 1919:65, repro.
1928Faille, J.-B. de la. L'Oeuvre de Vincent Van Gogh, catalogue raisonné. 4 vols. Paris and Brussels, 1928: 1:no. 565; 2:repro.
1937Scherjon, W. and Jos. de Gruyter. Vincent van Gogh's Great Period: Arles, St. Rémy and Auvers sur Oise (Complete Catalogue). Amsterdam, 1937:187, no. 170, repro.
1939Faille, J.-B. de la. Vincent Van Gogh. New York and Paris, 1939: 381, no. 565, repro.
1952Frankfurter, A.M. "The Molyneux Collection travels." Art News 51, no. 2 (April 1952):34.
1966French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966: repro. no. 131.
1966Roskill, Mark. "Van Gogh's 'Blue Cart' and His Creative Process." Oud Holland 81, no. 1 (1966): 5.
1970Faille, J.-B. de la. The Works of Vincent van Gogh: Paintings and Drawings. Amsterdam, 1970: no. F565, repro.
1971Roskill, Mark. “Van Gogh’s Exchanges of Work with Emile Bernard in 1888.” Oud Holland 86, no. 2/3 (1971): 170.
1975European Paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1975: 156, repro.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: repro. 525.
1978Small French Paintings from the Bequest of Ailsa Mellon Bruce. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1978: 76, repro. (continuing exhibition beginning in 1978).
1980Hulsker, Jan. The Complete Van Gogh. New York, 1980: 324-6, no. 1443, repro.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 520, no. 781, color repro.
1985European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1985: 180, repro.
1990Wolk, Johannes van der, Ronald Pickvance, et al. Vincent van Gogh: Drawings. Translated by J.W. Watson. Exh. cat. Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo. Milan and Rome, 1990: 234.
1991Coman, Florence E. Joie de Vivre: French Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. Washington, 1991: no. 27, repro.
1994Walther, Ingo F., and Rainer Metzger. Vincent van Gogh: Sämtliche Gemälde. 2 vols. Cologne, 1994: 2:368.
1997Dorn, Roland. “‘Refiler à Saintes-Maries’? Pickvance and Hulsker Revisited.” Van Gogh Museum Journal (1997–1998): 20, repro. 21.
1999Hulsker, Jan. “Facts Instead of Suppositions: Roland Dorn Revisited.” Van Gogh Museum Journal (1999): 24–28.
2002Stolwijk, Chris, and Han Veenenbos. The account book of Theo van Gogh and Jo van Gogh-Bonger. Amsterdam and Leiden, 2002: 46 (11/5), 140-141, 178 no. F565 JH 1443.
2005Ives, Colta, et al. Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings. Exh. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. New Haven, 2005: 200, repro.
2011Skea, Ralph. Vincent's Gardens: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh. New York, 2011: 71, no. 45, color repro.
2013Rathbone, Eliza E., William H. Robinson, Elizabeth Steele, and Marcia Steele. Van Gogh Repetitions. Exh. cat. The Phillips Collection, Washington; Cleveland Museum of Art. New Haven and London, 2013: repro. (detail) 58, 59, repro. 60.
Mme Johanna van Gogh-Bonger [1862-1925], the artist's sister-in-law, Amsterdam; sold 20 November 1890 through (Julien Tanguy Gallery, Paris) to (Willy Gretor [Wilhelm Rudolph Julius Petersen, 1868-1923], Paris); gift to Maria Slavona [1865-1931], Paris and Berlin; her husband Otto Ackermann [1871-1963], Paris and Berlin. Gaston Bernheim de Villers [1870-1953], Paris, by 1919 until at least 1933; sold to Capt. Edward H. Molyneux [1891-1974], Paris; sold 15 August 1955 to Ailsa Mellon Bruce [1901-1969], New York; bequest 1970 to NGA.
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
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