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Head of a Peasant Woman

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Head of a Peasant Woman
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, b.1853, d.1890), painter
Circa 1884
The Netherlands
oil on canvas, wax-resin lined, put on new stretcher in 2014l
14-7/8 x 9-5/8 in Approx framed dimenstions;L 19 1/2 x 14 1/2 x 2 in.
European Paintings, Sculpture and Drawings
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Emery
(Galerie d'art Oldenzeel, Rotterdam, until 1909, sold to): F. W. R. Wentges, The Hague, 1909-at least 1928 [1]. W. Brinkman, Schipluiden, The Netherlands. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Emery, Cincinnati, by at least 1955-1962, given to [2]; Cincinnati Art Museum, 1962-present. Notes: [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.; Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Emery, 1/2 interest given 1962; 1/2 interest given 1963
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