Vincent van Gogh after Millet - The First Steps



Vincent van Gogh after Millet
The First Steps
1890
72.4 x 91.2 cm
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Gift of George N. and Helen M. Richard, 1964


Literature

Catalogues raisonnés
F 668
JH 1883

Collection catalogues
Katharine Baetjer, European paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art by artists born before 1865, New York, 1995, p. 495 info
Stefan Koldehoff and Chris Stolwijk (eds.), The Thannhauser Gallery, Brussels; Amsterdam, 2017, nr. 17

Literature
Ingo F. Walther, Rainer Metzger, Vincent van Gogh, Köln, 1993, p. 609
Eliza E. Rathbone, William H. Robinson, Elizabeth Steele, and Marcia Steele, Van Gogh repetitions, New Haven; Washington, D.C., 2013, fig. 15
Sjraar van Heugten (ed.), Van Gogh in de Borinage, Brussel, 2015, fig. 38
Steven Naifeh, Van Gogh and the artists he loved, New York, 2021, p. 35



Provenance

the artist's brother, Theo van Gogh, Paris, 1890–died 1891, sent to him by the artist on 29 April 1890
his widow, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Amsterdam, 1891–1905, sold in October with six other works to Osthaus
Karl Ernst Osthaus, Hagen, 1905–at least 1917
with Alfred Flechtheim, Düsseldorf
W. Russ Young, Serrières, until 1924, sold to Vallotton on 31 December
with Galerie Paul Vallotton, Lausanne, 1924–26, sold to Oppenheimer on 31 July 1926
Julius Oppenheimer, New York, 1926–died 1937
his son, Frank Oppenheimer, San Francisco, 1937–at least 1949, sold to Dalzell Hatfield
with Dalzell Hatfield Galleries, Los Angeles, until 1955, sold to Richard
Mr. and Mrs. George N. Richard, New York, 1955–64

External links

Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession number 64.165.2

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1886

Vincent van Gogh Fisherman on the beach
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Still life with red herrings
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Vincent van Gogh Vase with asters and phlox
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