The Sower, Study

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The Sower, Study
Oil on canvas on panel
19 × 27.5 cm (7.5 × 10.75 in)
Location unknown
Painted August 1883, The Hague
F 11, JH 392

Another early work that has not been seen, auctioned, or photographed since the last known owner in 1923. Paintings not seen in almost a century are also added to the Missing paintings page, as it is rare that over time and generational inheritances a work does not come up for auction or be donated to a museum. We can only hope it has survived two world wars and the tumult of a century.

One positive aspect of the subject matter is that a person sowing fields is one that Vincent returned to over and over, leaving some beautiful drawings and paintings of the same type.

The Sower, Sketch

L. C. Enthoven, Voorburg, Netherlands;
Sale Enthoven, Amsterdam (F. Muller) 18 May 1920;
J. E. Goldschmidt, Amsterdam;
Sale Amsterdam (Mak van Waay) 1 May 1923;
E. Alexander, Paris (1923);
Present owner unknown.