Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap JH 565


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Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap (F 146a, JH 565) by Vincent van Gogh
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
Oil on canvas
43.5 × 37 cm (17.25 × 14.5 in)
The Saint Louis Art Museum
St. Louis
Missouri
U.S.A.
North America
Painted December 1884, Nuenen
F 146a, JH 565

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 a Peasant Woman with White Cap: Full Face

PROVENANCE
Charpentier Art Gallery, Paris;
Hans Bammann Art Gallery, Düsseldorf;
J. K. Thannhauser Art Gallery, Berlin;
Thannhauser Art Gallery, New York;
Paul Schmolka, Prague & New York;
The Saint Louis Art Museum, U.S.A.