Farmhouse Among Trees


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Farmhouse Among Trees by Vincent van Gogh
Farmhouse Among Trees
Oil on canvas on panel
29 × 39 cm (11.5 × 15.25 in)
Museum Kolekcji Jana Pawla II (Museum of John Paul II)
Warsaw
Poland
Europe
Painted September 1883, Nieuw-Amsterdam, Drenthe
F 18, JH 397

During autumn of 1883 Vincent painted several farmhouses and mentioned them to his brother Theo in their letters, but it often is unclear as to which exact painting he is referring. He tells Theo "I had spent 3 hours in the rain at a spot where everything was Ruisdael, Daubigny or Jules Dupré. I came back with a study of crooked, windswept trees, and a second of a farm after the rain."
To Theo van Gogh, circa 5 September 1883

Both Jacob Baart de la Faille and Jan Hulsker believe the mention of the "farm after the rain" refers to Farmhouses in Loosduinen near The Hague at Twilight (F 16, JH 391), but art historian and van Gogh researcher Ronald Dorn believes the reference to be about this painting.

ALSO KNOWN AS
The Farmhouse

PROVENANCE
C. Mouwen Jr., Breda;
Sale Mouwen, Amsterdam (F. Muller) 3 May 1904;
Oldenzeel Art Gallery, Rotterdam;
Mr. Neter, Brussels;
F. Meyer-Fierz, Zurich (1924, 1947);
Museum Kolekcji Jana Pawla II (Museum of John Paul II).