Provenance Research

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)
The Netherlands
Head of a Peasant Woman, ca. 1884
Oil on canvas
14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (37.5 x 24.1 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Emery, 1962.15

Profile bust of a woman facing right wearing a shawl and a cloth cap.

Alternate Titles:
Boerinnekop (profiel)
Head of a Peasant Woman: Right Profile
Tête de paysanne


Until 1909:   (Galerie d'art Oldenzeel, Rotterdam, sold to)
1909-until at least 1937:   F. W. R. Wentges, The Hague [1]
    W. Brinkman, Schipluiden, The Netherlands
By at least 1955-1962:   Mr. and Mrs. John J. Emery, Cincinnati, given to [2]
1962-present:   Cincinnati Art Museum

[1] The painting was listed as being in F. W. R. Wentges' collection in J. B. de la Faille's 1928 catalogue raisonné on Van Gogh, and in Dr. Walther Vanbeselaere, De Holandsche Periode in het werk van Vincent van Gogh, Antwerp: De Sikkel, 1937, no. 135. A revised translation of de la Faille, published in 1970, indicated that Wentges acquired the painting in 1909. See J. B. de la Faille, L'oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh, Paris: Les Editions G. van Oest, 1928, p. 46, no. 135; and idem, The Works of Vincent van Gogh, New York: Reynal and Co., 1970, pp. 87 and 616, F 135.

[2] Emery loaned the painting to the CAM in 1955, loan number 1647.1955.

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