Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Comparison of the researched painting and Mauve's paintings

Our researched painting is definitely inspired by paintings of Anton Mauve in terms of composition and theme.

Anthonij (Anton) Rudolf Mauve (18 September 1838 – 5 February 1888) was a Dutch realist painter who was a leading member of the Hague School. He was a very significant early influence on his cousin-in-law Vincent van Gogh.

He is mentioned, directly or indirectly, in 152 of van Gogh's surviving letters.

Van Gogh spent three weeks at Mauve's studio at the end of 1881 and during that time he made his first experiments in painting under Mauve's tutelage, first in oils and then early the next year in watercolour (previously he had concentrated on drawing). Mauve continued to encourage him and lent him money to rent and furnish a studio.
Creator
Mauve, Anton (1838 -1888)
Country
Netherlands
Collection
Year
1880 - 1881




Creator
Mauve, Anton
Country
Netherlands
Collection




Creator
Mauve, Anton
Country
Netherlands
Collection




Creator
Mauve, Anton
Country
Netherlands
Collection




Creator
Mauve, Anton
Country
Netherlands
Collection









Creator
Mauve, Anton
Country
Netherlands
Collection
National Library of the Netherlands - Koninklijke Bibliotheek                                                                                                         

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Numbering of Van Gogh’s Letters



Searching through materials and sources, in hopes of finding the author of the pencil writings present on the back of the painting, as well as those on the back of the painting’s frame, I’ve stumbled upon an article in the German newspaper “Die Zeit”… (source: zeit.de)

"819 Briefe hinterließ der Maler bei seinem Tod im Juli 1890. Mehr als 90 Prozent von ihnen befinden sich, weil sie, in ihren charakteristischen gelben Umschlägen, an Theo van Gogh adressiert worden waren, heute in klimatisierten feuerfesten Schubfächern im Kellertresor des Van Gogh Museums in Amsterdam. Als ein halbes Jahr nach seinem Bruder auch Theo van Gogh starb, übernahm dessen Witwe Johanna van Gogh die Aufgabe der Nachlassverwalterin für beide. Aus dem Inhalt versuchte sie, die ursprüngliche Reihenfolge zu rekonstruieren. Bis heute tragen die Originalbriefe am Rand ihre handschriftliche Nummerierung."



Van Gogh Letter 267
Letter no. 267
 
Van Gogh Letter 276
Letter no. 276

Van Gogh Letter 302
Letter no. 302

The writing on the back of the painting:
VG 82


The writing on the back of the painting's frame:
Van Gogh writing


Johanna van Gogh-Bonger had numbered all of Vincent van Gogh’s letters, and so we’ve compared her handwriting with the date 82 on the back of the researched painting. The similarities between the numbering of the letters and the writings present on the back of the researched painting and the back of its frame are striking. It seems that we have proof that these writings on the back of the painting as well as on its frame were executed by Johanna van Gogh-Bonger herself. The dates 82 and 83 are written the same way.