Head of an Old Peasant Woman with White Cap JH 551


< PREVIOUS PAINTING Nuenen & Antwerp Paintings NEXT PAINTING >
Head of an Old Peasant Woman with White Cap (F 146, JH 551) by Vincent van Gogh
Head of an Old Peasant Woman with White Cap
Oil on canvas on cardboard
33 × 26 cm (13 × 10.25 in)
Private collection
Painted December 1884, Nuenen
F 146, JH 551

Vincent entered the winter of 1884-1885 with a definite plan to work hard on his art. Since the weather was too difficult and cold to paint outside he determined to do a series of as many as 50 studies of peasant's heads, and this is one of a long series of these works. The palette is still dark but Vincent really has developed his own style that is evident in these portraits. They can be difficult to distinguish one from the other so note the F and JH catalog numbers when required.

ALSO KNOWN AS
Head of an Old Peasant Woman with White Cap: Full Face

PROVENANCE
C. Mouwen, Jr., Breda;
Oldenzeel Art Gallery, Rotterdam;
H. van Kempen, Amsterdam;
Mrs. H. van Ogtrop-van Kempen, Aalst, Netherlands (Acquired 1929, until 1966);
Auction Sotheby's, London (30 June 1981);
Private collection.