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.

ALSO KNOWN AS
The Sower, Sketch

PROVENANCE
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.