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VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890)
VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890)
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VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890)

Meules de blé

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VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890)
Meules de blé
gouache, watercolor, pen and brush and black ink over pencil on paper
19 x 23 ¾ in. (48.5 x 60.4 cm.) 
Executed in Arles in June 1888
Provenance
Theo van Gogh, Paris (acquired from the artist).
Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Paris (by descent from the above).
Gustave Fayet, Igny (acquired from the above, January 1907).
Galerie E. Druet, Paris.
Max Meirowsky, Berlin, later Amsterdam and Geneva (acquired from the above, 1913, until circa 1938).
Paul Graupe & Cie., Paris (circa 1938).
Alexandrine de Rothschild, Paris (by 1940).
Seized from the above during the Occupation of France and transferred to the Jeu de Paume, Paris (April 1941); transferred to Schloss Kogl, St. Georgen im Attergau (18 June 1941; ERR no. R 905).
Private collection.
Wildenstein & Co. Inc., New York (acquired from the above, 1978).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1979.

Please note that the present work is being offered for sale pursuant to a settlement agreement between the current owner, the heir of Max Meirowsky and heirs of Alexandrine de Rothschild.  The settlement agreement resolves the dispute over ownership of the work and title will pass to the successful bidder.
Literature
J. Meier-Graefe, Vincent, Munich, 1921, vol. II (illustrated, pl. 90; titled Getreideernte and dated 1889-1890).
J.-B. de la Faille, L'oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh: Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1928, p. 131, no. 1425 (titled Les Meules; with incomplete medium).
V.W. van Gogh, ed., The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh, London, 1958, vol. II, pp. 584-587, letter 498.
A Detailed Catalogue with Full Documentation of 272 Works by Vincent van Gogh, Belonging to the Collection of the State Museum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo, 1959, p. 83.
J.-B. de la Faille, The Works of Vincent van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings, Amsterdam, 1970, pp. 501 and 662, no. F 1425 (illustrated, p. 501; titled Haystacks).
P. Lecaldano, L'opera pittorica completa di Van Gogh e i suoi nessi grafici, Milan, 1971, vol. II, p. 209, no. 525C (illustrated; titled Campo di grano).
C.W. Millard, "A Chronology for Van Gogh's Drawings of 1888" in Master Drawings, summer 1974, vol. XII, no. 2, p. 159 (titled Hayricks).
J. Hulsker, The Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1977, p. 326, no. 1441 (illustrated, p. 327; titled Haystacks).
J.-B. de la Faille, Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Works on Paper, Catalogue Raisonné, San Francisco, 1992, vol. I, pp. 370-371, no. 1425 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. CLI; titled Hayricks).
L. Heenk, Vincent van Gogh's Drawings. An Analysis of their Production and Uses, unpublished diss., London, 1995, pp. 165-166 and 174.
J. Hulsker, The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1996, p. 334, no. 1441 (illustrated; titled Haystacks near a Farm).
C. Stolwijk and H. Veenenbos, The Account Book of Theo van Gogh and Jo van Gogh-Bonger, Amsterdam, 2002, pp. 51, 125, 147, 162 and 194 (illustrated, p. 194; titled Haystacks near a Farm).
C. Ives, S.A. Stein, S. van Heugten and M. Vellekoop, Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings, exh. cat., Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2005, p. 190.
J. Lloyd and M. Peppiatt, eds., Van Gogh and Expressionism, exh. cat., Neue Galerie, New York, 2007, p. 171.
L. Jansen, H. Luijten and N. Bakker, eds., Vincent van Gogh: The Letters, The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition, Amsterdam, 2009, vol. 4, pp. 117-118, letter 623 and pp. 125-127, letter 625 (illustrated, pp. 119 and 126; titled Haystacks).
T. Stranding and L. van Tilborgh, eds., Becoming Van Gogh, exh. cat., Denver Art Museum, 2012, pp. 106 and 115, note 39.
Exhibited
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Vincent van Gogh, July-August 1905, p. 40, no. 419 (titled Hooischelven).
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