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Inscription

lower right in charcoal: V.G.; by later hand, lower right verso in graphite: 8502 B

Provenance

Charles Decrucq, Cuesmes; M.G. Delsaut, Cuesmes; Samuel Delsaut, Cuesmes (sold London, Christie, Manson & Woods, April 14, 1970, no. 42); Armand Hammer Collection, 1970; gift to NGA, 1991.

Exhibition History
1960
Vincent van Gogh, Cuesmes, Belgium, 1960, 8.
1960
Vincent van Gogh, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris, 1960, 200.
1970
Exhibited with the Armand Hammer collection from 1970, starting with William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; except Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego, 1971.
2015
Van Gogh in the Borinage: The Birth of an Artist. Musée des Beaux-Arts de Mons, 2015, 53-54, 266, no. 41, repr. p. 118 (color).
Bibliography
1927
The Letters of Vincent van Gogh to His Brother, 1872-1886, London, Boston, and New York, 1927, vol.1, pp. 225-28, letter number 137.
1959
Museum Journal (Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam), ser. 5, no. 4 (Oct. 1959): 80-81.
1969
Marc Edo Tralbaut, 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, 1970.
1985
Bernard, Bruce. Vincent by Himself. London, 1985: 23.
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