Peasant Woman, Seated with White Cap JH 546


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Peasant Woman, Seated with White Cap (F 143, JH 546) by Vincent van Gogh
Peasant Woman, Seated with White Cap
Oil on canvas on panel
36 × 26 cm (14.25 × 10.25 in)
Morohashi Museum of Modern Art
Fukushima
Japan
Asia
Painted December 1884, Nuenen
F 143, JH 546

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.

This particular painting was privately held for decades, and several years ago was listed as the whereabouts being unknown, but now is said to be at the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, Fukushima, Japan. This museum houses mostly art by Salvador Dali with some other pieces and has made no better image of the work available.

ALSO KNOWN AS
Peasant Woman Seated with Arms Crossed

PROVENANCE
Mr. Bernard, Paris;
Druet Art Gallery, Paris (1906);
H. Fenz, Bern (1912);
P. Linder, Basle (1928 or earlier);
Max Wirth;
Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, Fukushima, Japan.