Still Life

Still Life
Artist:
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890)
Date:
November 1884
Medium:
Oil on canvas 
Dimensions:
15-3/4 x 22-1/4 in. (40.0 x 56.5 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation 
Accession Number:
F.1972.44.P 
Copyright:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
On View
Description

Van Gogh was understandably reluctant to move in with his parents, who, he claimed, “feel the same dread of taking me into the house as they would about taking in a big, rough dog.” But, embarking on an artistic career at age thirty, he had little choice. While living with his parents, Van Gogh took in students, honing his craft even as he offered lessons, sometimes painting still lifes like this one alongside his pupils. Here we see the artist struggling to capture the forms of the vessels before him, but we also begin to see the influence of his Japanese print collection in the simplified, angular contours of the composition.

Provenance:

(J. J. Biesing, The Hague).
Henricus Petrus Bremmer (1871-1956), The Hague, c.1910-1956.
[E. J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam].
[Laing Galleries, Toronto].
Arnold Hofland, London, by 1963.
[E. J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam; stock no. S3993; sold 19 September 1972 to];
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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