Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
Black chalk, graphite, pen, brush, and ink, heightened with white body color on laid paper watermarked ED & CIE (in a cartouche)
11 5/8 x 23 1/16in. (29.6 x 58.5cm)
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Not on view
Van Gogh's first commission came from his uncle Cornelis Marinus, an art dealer, for drawings of views of the Hague, where he was then living. This large view of a nursery close to Van Gogh's studio was among those he sent to Marinus in May 1882.
Signature: At lower left, in pen and ink: Vincent
Previously owned and commissioned 1882 by Cornelis Marinus Van Gogh (Dutch); Galerie J. H. de Bois, until February 1914 sold (4,000 marks) to; J. Cock (or Cook); d'Audretsch Art Gallery, The Hague; Myrtil Frank (German); Galerie J. H. de Bois, Harlem; sold to Baker; Walter C. Baker (American); Donor: Walter C. Baker (American)
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