Still Life with Ham

Still Life with Ham
Jacob (Isaac) Meyer de Haan (Dutch, 1852-1895)
c. 1889
Oil on canvas 
13 x 18-1/4 in. (33.0 x 46.4 cm) 
Credit Line:
The Norton Simon Foundation, Gift of Mr. Norton Simon 
Accession Number:
© The Norton Simon Foundation 
Not on View

Meyer de Haan moved from Amsterdam to Paris in 1888. There he stayed with his compatriot Theo van Gogh—brother of Vincent—who urged him to visit Gauguin in Brittany. From early 1889 through 1890, Meyer de Haan and Gauguin lived and worked together in the tiny town of Le Pouldu, sharing their meals, their interest in Breton folk art, and even their mistress. The simple array Meyer de Haan depicted here—a cut of ham with seven shallots and a tumbler of red wine—also appears in a picture by Gauguin, today in the Phillips Collection, Washington. The artists may have painted them side by side.


Marie Henry (sale, Paris, Hôtel Drouot, 1959).
Private Collection, Paris..
[Galerie La Cave, Paris, sold 1978 to];
Norton Simon, 1983 donated to;
The Norton Simon Foundation.

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