Landscape With a Church at Twilight


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Landscape With a Church at Twilight by Vincent van Gogh
Landscape With a Church at Twilight
Oil on cardboard on panel
35 × 52 cm (13.75 × 20.5 in)
Private collection
Painted October 1883, Nieuw-Amsterdam, Drenthe
F 188, JH 413

Another of the early works for which little information is available, that has been in private hands for decades, and for which no decent image is to be found. These are included as they are a record of Vincent's work and are verified through the provenance of sales and transfers of the work, but sadly add little joy and appreciation to lovers of van Gogh's work. In his letters Vincent mentions many of the works done about this time but there seems to be no direct reference to this particular painting.

PROVENANCE
Oldenzeel Art Gallery, Rotterdam;
Jan Smit, Alblasserdam, Netherlands, (Since app. 1905);
Sale Smit, Amsterdam (Mak van Waay) 10 February 1919;
J. L. Smit, Kinderdijk, Netherlands;
G. K. Smit, Kinderdijk, Netherlands;
Sale Dordrecht (Mak van Waay) 9 June 1953;
W. Brinkman Art (Dealer), Schipluiden, Netherlands (1953);
Private collection, Rotterdam (1970)
Christie's Auction, London (3 July 1973)
Private collection, location unknown.