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Provenance

Theo van Gogh, Paris [1857-1891]; his widow, Joanna van Gogh-Bonger [1862-1925], Amsterdam; (Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin); sold 1906 to Curt Hermann [1854-1929], Berlin; his son, Frederick [Fritz] Henry Hermann [1898-1983], Berlin and London; sold December 1955 through (Carstairs Gallery, New York) to Paul Mellon [1907-1999], Upperville, Virginia; bequest 1999 to NGA, with life interest to Mrs. Mellon; life interest released 2013.

Exhibition History

1905
I. Ausstellung, Paul Cassirer, Hamburg; Ernst Arnold, Dresden; Paul Cassirer, Berlin, September-December 1905, no. 18 in Hamburg catalogue (no catalogue for Dresden and Berlin).
1905
Tentoonstelling van Schilderijen en Teekeningen door Vincent van Gogh, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, July-August 1905, no. 433.
1906
Vincent van Gogh, H.O. Miethke, Vienna, January 1906, no. 14.
1912
Internationale Kunstausstellung des Sonderbundes Westdeutscher Kunstfreunde und Künstler, Kunstgewerbe Museum, Cologne, 1912, no. 42.
1914
Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cassirer, Berlin, 1914, no. 138.
1928
Vincent van Gogh Gemälde, Paul Cassirer, Berlin, 1928, no. 89.
1966
French Paintings from the Collections of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon and Mrs. Mellon Bruce, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1966, no. 135, repro.

Bibliography

1911
Hermann, Curt. Der Kampf um den Stil. Berlin, 1911: 115.
1912
"Der Künstler und seine Welt: Curt Hermann - Berlin als Maler und Sammler." Deutsche Kunst und Dekoration 31 (1912-1913): 131-138, repro.
1929
Pfister, Kurt. Vincent van Gogh. Berlin, 1929: pl. 41.
1939
Faille, J.-B. de la. Vincent Van Gogh. New York and Paris, 1939: no. F. 807, repro.
1971
Lecaldano, Paolo. L'opera pittorica completa di Van Gogh e i suoi nessi grafici. 2 vols. Milan, 1971: I:no. 859, repro.
1980
Hulsker, Jan. The Complete van Gogh. New York, 1980: no. 1980, repro.
1988
Feilchenfeldt, Walter, Vincent van Gogh & Paul Cassirer, Berlin. Amsterdam, 1988: 122, repro.
1989
Bothe, Roth. "Der Sammler Französischer Kunst." In Curt Hermann 1854-1929 Ein Maler der Moderne in Berlin. Exh. cat. Berlin Museum, 1989: 92, repro. 33.
1994
Gachet, Paul. Les 70 jours de van Gogh à Auvers : essai d'éphéméride dans le décor de l'époque (20 mai-30 juillet 1890), d'après les lettres, documents, souvenirs et déductions, Auvers-sur-Oise, 1959. Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône, 1994: 138, repro.
2002
Korn, Madeleine. "Collecting Paintings by Van Gogh in Britain before the Second World War." Van Gogh Museum Journal 2002: 137.
2006
Bailey, Martin. Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors. Exh. cat. Compton Verney, Warwickshire; Dean Gallery, Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 2006: 122-123.
2013
Boyle, Katherine. "National Gallery Welcomes Gift of van Gogh's "Final Gasp." Washington Post 137, no. 15 (December 20, 2013): C8, color repro.
2013
Vogel, Carol. "A Van Gogh Out of the Living Room" (Inside Art). New York Times) 163, no. 56,356 (December 20, 2013): C25, color repro.

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