Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
Chalk, pencil, pastel, watercolor. Underdrawing in pen and brown ink.
15 1/2 x 22 3/4 in. (39.4 x 57.8 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
In 1881 van Gogh briefly resided in Etten, where he produced a number of drawings of local peasants and laborers performing routine, humble tasks. This masterful work, in which a man with a broom is seen sweeping a street lined with pollard willows, is a characteristic example.
L. Oosterijk, Etten; J. Oosterijk, Etten; J.B. (Minus) Oosterijk, Etten; Jan de Visser, Etten; [Myrtil Frank, The Hague]; [Dr. Fritz Nathan und Dr. Peter Nathan Kunsthandlung, Zurich]. Acquired by Robert Lehman from Fritz and Peter Nathan in February 1962.