Still Life with Pots, Jar, and Bottles


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Still Life with Pots, Jar, and Bottles (F 178r, JH 528) by Vincent van Gogh
Still Life with Pots, Jar, and Bottles
Oil on canvas
29.5 × 39.5 cm (11.5 × 15.5 in)
Gemeentemuseum
The Hague
The Netherlands
Europe
Painted November 1884, Nuenen
F 178r, JH 528

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 178r, the small 'r' meaning recto, or front of the painting. Two years later in the autumn of 1886 Vincent used this same canvas for one of his earlier self-portraits, painting on the reverse side, referred to as verso, and assigned the catalog number F 178v. The painting is Self-portrait (F 178v, JH 1198). We have also included an image of this painting below the provenance details of the still life.

ALSO KNOWN AS
Still Life with Pottery, Beer Glass and Bottles

PROVENANCE
Mrs. E. H. du Quesne-van Gogh, Baarn;
d'Audretsch Art Gallery, The Hague;
Gemeentemuseum, The Hague.

Self-Portrait of Vincent van Gogh (F 178v, JH 1198) Painted in Paris, Autumn, 1886
Self-portrait
Oil on canvas
39.5 × 29.5 cm (15.5 × 11.5 in)
Gemeentemuseum
The Hague
The Netherlands
Europe
Painted Autumn 1886, Paris
F 178v, JH 1198