Vincent van Gogh

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Vincent van Gogh
1853-1890
Saint-Rémy, Workers in the Field. Verso: Man digging and other figure studies
Graphite.
9 5/16 x 12 3/16 inches (236 x 310 mm)
Thaw Collection.
2017.100

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Paul Ferdinand Gachet, Auvers; Paul Gachet, Auvers; Wildenstein and Co., New York; T. Edward Hanley, Bradford, Pennsylvania; Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York.
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The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY, "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection", 2017. Exh. cat., no. 169, repr.
Stampfle, Felice, and Cara D. Denison. Drawings from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Thaw. New York : Pierpont Morgan Library, 1975, no. 115.

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In an attempt to regain his health, van Gogh spent a year at the hospital of St. Paul near the town of Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. When he was able to do so, he painted or drew, finding subjects in town and the surrounding countryside. The figures of men digging and sowing recall the works of Millet, but the restless, curvilinear outlines and strong parallel hatching of the drawing are distinctly van Gogh's own. -- Exhibition Label, from "Drawn to Greatness: Master Drawings from the Thaw Collection"

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