Village at Sunset


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Village at Sunset by Vincent van Gogh
Village at Sunset
Oil on paper on cardboard
57 × 82 cm (22.5 × 32.25 in)
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Europe
Painted Summer 1884, Nuenen
F 190, JH 492

One of those less noticed and rarely mentioned pieces that has scant to zero mention in Vincent's letters to Theo. Luckily the painting has an excellent provenance all the way back to the Oldenzeel Art Gallery in Rotterdam that Theo's widow Johanna van Gogh-Bonger had dealings with. Look carefully and you can see two figures in the painting near the bottom center.

PROVENANCE
Oldenzeel Art Gallery, Rotterdam;
M. Gieseler, The Hague;
Sale Gieseler, Amsterdam (Mak van Waay) 27 October 1925;
Sale Amsterdam (Mak van Waay) 11 May 1926;
d'Audretsch Art Gallery, The Hague;
Unger and Van Mens Art Gallery, Rotterdam;
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. J. Kessler-Hülsmann;
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. D. A. J. Kessler-Hülsmann).