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Vincent van Gogh: Almond Blossom  wikidata:Q1432536 
Artist

Details of artist on Google Art Project
Vincent van Gogh: Almond Blossom
Title
Almond blossom
Object type painting
Date (February 1890 - 1890)
Medium oil
medium QS:P186,Q296955
Dimensions Height: 73.3 cm (28.8 in); Width: 92 cm (36.2 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,+73.3U174728;P2049,+92U174728
Level Level:1st Floor (Details of level on Google Art Project) room Saint-Rémy-de-Provence (Details of room on Google Art Project)
Accession number
s0176V1962
Notes More info at museum site
References
Source/Photographer dAFXSL9sZ1ulDw at Google Cultural Institute maximum zoom level
Vincent van Gogh: Almond Blossom  wikidata:Q1432536 
Artist
Vincent van Gogh: Almond Blossom
Object type painting
Date (begun between 1 February and 20 February, completed before 29 April)
Medium oil on canvas
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q4259259,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 73 cm (28.7 in); Width: 92 cm (36.2 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,73U174728;P2049,92U174728
Accession number
s0176V1962 (Van Gogh Museum)
Object history
  • Mrs. J. van Gogh-Bonger, Amsterdam
  • V.W. van Gogh, Laren
  • Vincent van Gogh Museum
Exhibition history
  • First exhibited Werken van Vincent van Gogh, Haggsche Kunstring [Buitenhof], The Hague, 16 May - 6 June 1892, 89 nrs [45]
Notes
  • Catalogues raisonnés:
  • F671: Faille, Jacob Baart de la () [] The Works of Vincent van Gogh. His Paintings and Drawings, Amsterdam: J.M. Meulenhoff, no. 671 .
  • JH1891 : Jan Hulsker (1980), The Complete Van Gogh, Oxford: Phaidon, no. 1891.
  • For an overview of this painting see the Wikipedia article Almond Blossoms.
  • The painting was made to celebrate the birth of Vincent's nephew (and namesake) Vincent Willem van Gogh(1890-1978). It can be dated exactly from the letters as begun between 1 February and 20 February and completed before 29 April when he delivered the painting to his brother Theo. This period coincided with the period of his worst collapse when for a period of more than a month he was "struck down like a brute", unable to work or even to write letters.
  • Hulsker describes the painting as unique in Vincent's ouevre both for its subject and composition (p. 439).
  • Letters
  • Letter 855:To Anna van Gogh-Carbentus. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Wednesday, 19 February 1890. Vincent van Gogh: The Letters. Van Gogh Museum. "I’d much rather that he’d called his boy after Pa, whom I’ve thought about so often these days, than after me, but anyway, as it’s been done now I started right away to make a painting for him, to hang in their bedroom. Large branches of white almond blossom against a blue sky."
  • Letter 856:To Willemien van Gogh. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Wednesday, 19 February 1890. Vincent van Gogh: The Letters. Van Gogh Museum. "But anyway, the result is that the child’s here – and as I wrote to his grandmother, I’ve started painting for him these last few days – a large sky-blue canvas against which branches covered in blossoms stand out. Possible that I may see him soon – I hope so at least – towards the end of March. I’m going to try to go to Arles once more tomorrow or the day after tomorrow to see if I can bear the journey and ordinary life without the attacks recurring."
  • Letter 857: To Theo van Gogh. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Monday, 17 March 1890. Vincent van Gogh: The Letters. Van Gogh Museum. "Work was going well, the last canvas of the branches in blossom, you’ll see that it was perhaps the most patiently worked, best thing I had done, painted with calm and a greater sureness of touch. And the next day done for like a brute [Et le lendemain fichu comme une brute]."
  • Letter 863:To Theo van Gogh. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Tuesday, 29 April 1890. Vincent van Gogh: The Letters. Van Gogh Museum. "I fell ill at the time I was doing the almond-tree blossoms. If I’d been able to continue working, you can judge from that that I would have done others of the trees in blossom. Now the trees in blossom are almost finished, really I have no luck."
  • Letter 867:Theo van Gogh to Vincent van Gogh. Paris, Saturday, 3 May 1890. Vincent van Gogh: The Letters. Van Gogh Museum. "... the branch of the almond trees in blossom shows that you haven’t exhausted these subjects. You may have missed the season of the blossoming trees this year, but let’s hope that that won’t be the case next time."
  • Letter 879: To Willemien van Gogh. Auvers-sur-Oise, Thursday, 5 June 1890. Vincent van Gogh: The Letters. Van Gogh Museum. "For Theo and Jo’s little one I brought back a rather large painting — which they’ve hung above the piano – white almond blossoms – big branches on a sky-blue background ..."
References
Source/Photographer Museum Page (the image was stitched from tiles - for assembly method used see The Potato Eaters)
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