Vincent van Gogh (artist)|
Dutch, 1853 - 1890
Harvest--The Plain of La Crau, 1888
reed pen and brown ink over graphite on wove paper
overall: 24.2 x 31.9 cm (9 1/2 x 12 9/16 in.)
Faille 1970, no. 1486
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art
Not on View
Object 7 of 7
Van Gogh was committed to the craft of his art. Behind his expressive painting are countless drawings with bold, sure lines. He made studies, sometimes with notes about color, in preparation for painting, but he also drew scenes—like this one—that he had already painted, to further his skill and understanding. Van Gogh sometimes sent drawings as gifts or used them in exchanges with other artists.
Drawings, including this one reproduced here, are not frequently exhibited. However, scholars, students, and interested visitors can view them and other works in the Gallery's collection of prints and drawings by appointment.
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