Still Life with Bottles and Earthenware


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Still Life with Bottles and Earthenware (F 61r, JH 533) by Vincent van Gogh
Still Life with Bottles and Earthenware
Oil on canvas
31.5 × 41.8 cm (12.4 × 16.5 in)
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Europe
Painted November 1884 - April 1885, Nuenen
F 61r, JH 533

One of a series of small still life paintings Vincent did in this period, there is scant reference to them in his letters other than mentioning his teaching lessons with some local people, and that they were working on similar paintings. One of the more interesting things about this work is that it is a recto-verso painting, or painted on both sides of the canvas. The de la Faille catalog number is F 61r, the small 'r' meaning recto, or front of the painting. Three years later in the autumn of 1887 Vincent used this same canvas for one of several self-portraits wearing a straw hat, painting on the reverse side, referred to as verso, and assigned the catalog number F 61v. The painting is Self-portrait with Straw Hat (F 61v, JH 1302). We have also included an image of this painting below the provenance details of the still life.

ALSO KNOWN AS
Still Life with Pottery, Bottles, and a Box
Still Life with Box and Other Objects

PROVENANCE
Mrs. J. van Gogh-Bonger, Amsterdam;
V. W. van Gogh, Laren;
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Self-Portrait with Straw Hat (F 61v, JH 1302) by Vincent van Gogh
Self-Portrait with Straw Hat
Oil on canvas
41.8 × 31.5 cm (16.5 × 12.4 in)
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Europe
Painted Summer 1887, Paris
F 61v, JH 1302