Admission is always free Directions

Open today: 10:00 to 5:00

Inscription

lower left in charcoal: V.G.; lower right in graphite: M Magrot; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 8502 A

Provenance

Charles Decrucq, Cuesmes; M.G. Delsaut, Cuesmes; Samuel Delsaut, Cuesmes (sold London, Christie, Manson & Woods, April 14, 1970, no. 41); Armand Hammer Collection, 1970; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1960
Vincent van Gogh, Cuesmes (Borinage), Belgium, 1960, no. 9.
1960
Vincent van Gogh, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 1960, no. 199.
1970
Exhibited with the Armand Hammer collection from 1970, starting with Smithsonian Institution, Washington; except Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, 1971.
1983
Remained on long term loan to LACMA following exhibition there in 1983.
1985
Exhibited with Armand Hammer collection again from 1985, beginning with Albuquerque Museum; except Birmingham Museum of Art, 1985; Norton Gallery and School of Art, West Palm Beach, 1985; and Palm Springs Desert Museum, 1986.
Bibliography
1927
The Letters of Vincent van Gogh to His Brother, 1872-1886, London, Boston, and New York, 1927, vol.1, pp. 220-25, letter number 136.
1959
Museum Journal (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam), ser. 5, no. 4 (Oct. 1959): 80-81.
1969
Tralbaut, Marc Edo. Le Mal Aimé, Lausanne, 1969, p. 63.
1970
Faille, Jacob Baart de la. The Works of Vincent van Gogh, His Paintings and Drawings. Revised ed. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff International, 1970.
1985
Bernard, Bruce. Vincent by Himself. London, 1985: 23.