Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen


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Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen by Vincent van Gogh
Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen
Oil on canvas
41 × 32 cm (16.25 × 12.5 in)
Location Unknown
Stolen from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 7 December 2002.
Painted January - February 1884 and autumn 1885, Nuenen
F 25, JH 521

Vincent painted this church, where his father was a pastor, as a gift for his mother when she broke her leg. He told Theo that he gave it to her because she liked "trifles."

On 7 December 2002 two paintings were stolen from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dutch police convicted two men for the crime in December 2003, each receiving several years in prison, but as of yet the two paintings have not been recovered. The other stolen painting was View of the Sea at Scheveningen (F 4, JH 187). Also see the page of works that are stolen, missing, or with attribution or other issues.

ALSO KNOWN AS
Chapel at Nuenen with Churchgoers
Coming out of Church in Nuenen

PROVENANCE
Mrs. A. C. van Gogh-Carbentus, Leiden;
Mrs. A. C. van Houten-van Gogh, Dieren;
B. de Jong-van Houten, Haarlem;
Mrs. S. M. de Jong-van Houten, Haarlem (1957);
V. W. van Gogh, Laren;
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam, Netherlands;
Location Unknown, Stolen.