Still Life with Two Sacks and a Bottle


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Still Life with Two Sacks and a Bottle (F 55, JH 532) by Vincent van Gogh
Still Life with Two Sacks and a Bottle
Oil on canvas on panel
31.7 × 42 cm (12.5 × 16.5 in)
Private collection
Painted November 1884, Nuenen
F 55, JH 532

One of a series of still life paintings done in this period, most of a dark and somber palette perhaps reflecting the turmoil in Vincent's life at this time. This particular work was offered for sale in 2013 but the outcome of any possible transaction is unknown, as is the location. The New Orleans antique dealer reportedly valued the painting at US$5,985,000.

One very similar work, Still Life with Pots, Jar, and Bottles (F 178r, JH 528), is especially interesting as Vincent later used the same canvas to paint a self-portrait during his time in Paris.

ALSO KNOWN AS
Still Life with a Bottle and Two Bags

PROVENANCE
C. Mouwen, Jr., Breda;
Oldenzeel Art Gallery, Rotterdam;
H. P. Bremmer, The Hague (Until 1956);
Heirs of H. P. Bremmer (1970);
Sale Koller Auction, Zurich (25-26 May 1984);
M. S. Rau Antiques, New Orleans (2013) Offered for sale, outcome unknown;
Private collection.