Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors
Vincent van Gogh has become one of the best-known and best-loved artists in the history of art, but he is said to have sold only a single painting in his entire life. An extraordinary figure, whose art and life were inextricably and tragically intertwined, he is seen by many as the archetypal misunderstood, tormented genius. Astonishingly, he was only active as an artist for some ten years during which time his style changed dramatically from the dark realist work of his early Dutch years, via the lessons he learned in Paris from Impressionism, to the highly disturbing work of his last period with its writhing brushwork and febrile colours. In his own day, he remained relatively unacknowledged outside a small circle of admirers, his cause not helped by his difficult and unpredictable character. This book examines the fascinating story of how his work gradually came to be appreciated and collected in Britain - a country in which he lived (albeit unhappily), from 1873 to 1875, whose primary language
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Account Book acquired Alex Reid Alexander Reid Alfred Chester Beatty Alport Amsterdam Arles artist Asnieres auction Auvers Basket of Apples Berlin Bernheim-Jeune Bernheim-Jeune Gallery bought Britain British collectors Carstairs catalogue Cezanne Christie's Complete Letters 1958 Courtauld Fund Courtauld Institute Crau dealer drawing Dundee Edinburgh Faille Feilchenfeldt 1988 Frank Stoop French Paintings Gallery of Scotland Gauguin Gogh exhibition Gogh Museum archive Gogh painting Gogh-Bonger Gogh's Gwendoline Davies Impressionist Knoedler Gallery Korn later Lefevre Gallery Leicester Galleries loan London Lucien Pissarro Maitland Manchester McNeill Reid Michael Sadler Modern Art Moulin Museum of Art National Gallery November Nuenen Oil on canvas Orchard in Blossom Paris Paul Cassirer Paul Gachet Post-Impressionist Private Collection REFERENCES PROVENANCE Theo REFERENCES Vincent Reid & Lefevre Samuel Courtauld Scottish Self-portrait sold Sotheby's St-Remy Sunflowers Tate archive Theo van Gogh trustee V.W. van Gogh Vincent van Gogh Wheatfield Whitworth Art Gallery William Boyd Workman York