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Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
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Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

Jeune homme au bleuet

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
Jeune homme au bleuet
oil on canvas
16 x 12 5/8 in. (40.5 x 32 cm.)
Painted in Auvers-sur-Oise in June 1890
Theo van Gogh, Paris (acquired from the artist).
Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Paris (by descent from the above).
Galerie Bernheim-Jeune et Cie., Paris (acquired from the above, 5 November 1909).
Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (acquired from the above, 11 October 1911; with Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Paris, circa 1934-1935).
Elsa von Kesselstatt, Vaduz (by descent from the above, 1935, until at least 1954).
Wildenstein & Co. Inc., New York (acquired through Joseph Graf von Meran, Vaduz, 1981).
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 24 November 1981.
"Giving Amusement to All London: Paintings by Post-Impressionists" in The Sketch, 1910.
J. Meier-Graefe, Vincent van Gogh, Munich, 1918, p. 74 (illustrated).
J. Meier-Graefe, Vincent, Munich, 1921, vol. II (illustrated, pl. 72; dated 1888-1889).
V. Nebesky, Ume?ni´ po impresionismu, Prague, 1923.
R. Grey, Van Gogh, Rome, 1924 (illustrated).
C. Zervos, "Idéalisme et naturalisme dans la peinture moderne: II. Cézanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh" in Cahiers d'art, 1927, no. 10, p. 345 (illustrated; titled L'homme à l'oeillet).
J.-B. de la Faille, L'oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh: Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1928, vol. I, p. 223, no. 787 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. CCXIX).
F. Fels, Vincent van Gogh, Paris, 1928, p. 100 (illustrated).
W.F. Douwes, Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam, 1930 (illustrated, pl. 61).
W. Scherjon and J. de Gruyter, Vincent van Gogh's Great Period: Arles, St. Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise, Complete Catalogue, Amsterdam, 1937, p. 375, no. 221 (illustrated).
J.-B. de la Faille, Vincent van Gogh, Paris, 1939, p. 529, no. 772/F. 787 (illustrated, pl. 772).
E.A. Jewell, Vincent van Gogh, New York, 1946, p. 77 (illustrated).
F. Elgar, Van Gogh, New York, 1966, no. 206 (illustrated).
J.-B. de la Faille, The Works of Vincent van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings, Amsterdam, 1970, p. 301, no. F 787 (illustrated).
L. Lecaldano, L'opera pittorica completa di van Gogh e i suoi nessi grafici, Milan, 1971, vol. II, p. 231, no. 834 (illustrated, p. 230).
J. Hulsker, The Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1977, p. 469, no. 2050 (illustrated).
W. Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh & Paul Cassirer, Berlin: The Reception of Van Gogh in Germany from 1901-1914, Zwolle, 1988, pp. 49 and 120 (illustrated in color, p. 49; illustrated again, p. 120).
I.F. Walther and R. Metzger, Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Paintings, Cologne, 1993, vol. II, p. 676 (illustrated in color).
J. Hulsker, The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1996, p. 469, no. 2050 (illustrated).
C. Stolwijk and H. Veenenbos, The Account Book of Theo van Gogh and Jo van Gogh-Bonger, Amsterdam, 2002, pp. 52, 53, 127, 128, 149, 150, 163 and 190 (illustrated, p. 190).
J. Lloyd and M. Peppiatt, eds., Van Gogh and Expressionism, exh. cat., Neue Galerie, New York, 2007, p. 171.
M. Vellekoop and R. Zwikker, Vincent van Gogh Drawings: Arles, Saint-Rémy & Auvers-sur-Oise, 1888-1890, Van Gogh Museum, Burlington, 2007, p. 471 (illustrated in color, fig. 475e).
R. Metzger and I.F. Walther, Vincent van Gogh, Cologne, 2008, p. 228.
A.G. Robins, "'Manet and the Post-Impressionists': a Checklist of Exhibits" in Burlington Magazine, December 2010, vol. CLII, p. 788 (illustrated in The Sketch 1910 article, fig. 12).
W. Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh: The Years in France, Complete Paintings, 1886-1890. Dealers, Collectors, Exhibitions, Provenance, London, 2013, p. 244 (illustrated in color; dated 8 July 1890).
B. Echte and W. Feilchenfeldt, eds., Kunstsalon Paul Cassirer. Die Ausstellungen 1905-1908, "Den Sinnen ein magischer Rausch“, Wädenswiel, 2013, vol. 3, pp. 120-124.
R. Skea, Vincent's Portraits: Paintings and Drawings by Van Gogh, London, 2018, p. 106, no. 79 (illustrated in color, p. 107).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Vincent van Gogh, July-August 1905, p. 30, no. 229c (titled Vrouw met korenbloem).
Hamburg, Paul Cassirer, V. Jahrgang, I. Ausstellung, September-October 1905, no. 21 (titled Frauenkopf).
Dresden, Ernst Arnold, II. Ausstellung, October-November 1905, no. 18 (titled Frauenkopf).
Berlin, Paul Cassirer, December 1905, no. 21 (titled Frauenkopf).
Vienna, Galerie H.O. Miethke, Vincent van Gogh, January 1906, p. 14, no. 34 (titled Frau).
London, Grafton Galleries, Manet and the Post-Impressionists, November 1910-January 1911, p. 22, no. 67 (titled Jeune fille au bleuet).
Dublin, United Arts Club, Exhibition of Works by Post-Impressionist Painters, January-February 1911, no. 11 (titled Jeune fille au bleuet).
Liverpool, Sandon Studios Society, Exhibition of Modern Art Including Works by the Post-Impressionists, March-April 1911, no. 35 (titled Jeune fille au bleuet).
The Detroit Institute of Arts; Boston, Museum of Fine Arts and Philadelphia Museum of Art, Van Gogh: Face to Face, March 2000-January 2001, p. 269, no. 191 (illustrated in color).
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