Dunes


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Dunes by Vincent van Gogh
Dunes
Oil on panel
36 × 58.5 cm (14.25 × 23 in)
Private collection
Painted August 1882, The Hague
F 2a, JH 176

Painted somewhere near The Hague along the seashore, Vincent refers to this and another painting of dunes several times, telling Theo in that one painting shows "lumps of dune earth." A few days later in a letter dated 14 August 1882 he again mentions these works stating "I’ve also painted a big piece of dune ground — impasted — and densely painted."
To Theo van Gogh, 10-11 August 1882
To Theo van Gogh, 14 August 1882

ALSO KNOWN AS
The Dune

PROVENANCE
Oldenzeel Art Gallery, Rotterdam (1904);
H. A. Burgerhout, The Hague (1964);
Sale Amsterdam (Mak van Waay) 27 February 1968;
Private collection, Amsterdam, owner unknown.