VINCENT VAN GOGH (1853-1890)
Verger avec cyprès
oil on canvas
25 3/4 x 31 7/8 in. (65.2 x 80.2 cm.)
Painted in Arles in April 1888
Theo van Gogh, Paris (acquired from the artist, 7 May 1888).
Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Paris (by descent from the above).
Andries Bonger, Amsterdam (by 1905, until at least 1912).
D'Audretsch Art Gallery, The Hague.
Jack Niekerk Art Gallery, The Hague.
Howard Young Art Gallery, New York (1928).
N.H. Holston, New York.
J.K. Newman, New York; sale, American Art Association, New York, 6 December 1935, lot 39.
Carroll Carstairs Art Gallery, New York (acquired at the above sale).
Charles Shipman and Joan Whitney Payson, New York (by 1938, until at least 1960).
Acquired by the late owner, 22 June 1998.
J.-B. de la Faille, L'oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh: Catalogue raisonné, Paris, 1928, vol. I, p. 157, no. 551 (illustrated, vol. II, pl. CLII).
Art News, 30 November 1935, vol. 34, p. 22.
The New York Times, 7 December 1935, p. 15.
W. Scherjon and J. de Gruyter, Vincent van Gogh's Great Period: Arles, St. Rémy and Auvers sur Oise (Complete Catalogue), Amsterdam, 1937, p. 53, no. 21 (illustrated, p. 52).
J.-B. de la Faille, Vincent van Gogh, Paris, 1939, p. 400, no. 575 (illustrated; titled Spring Time).
V.W. van Gogh, ed., The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh, London, 1958, vol. II, pp. 545-546, letter 477, pp. 549-556, letters 478 and 480, pp. 561-564, letters 484 and 486, pp. 573-576, letter 492 and pp. 598-600, letter 504 and vol. III, pp. 430-431, letter W 3, p. 478, letter B 3 and p. 480, letter B 4.
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles S. Payson, New York, 1960 (illustrated in color; dated 1888-1889).
J.-B. de la Faille, The Works of Vincent van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings, Amsterdam, 1970, p. 232, no. F 551 (illustrated; titled Orchard in Blossom with Yellow Enclosure).
P. Lecaldano, L’opera pittorica completa di Van Gogh, Milan, 1971, vol. 2, p. 205, no. 486 (illustrated, p. 204; titled Frutteto in fiore (con recinto e cipressi)).
J. Hulsker, The Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1977, p. 317, no. 1396 (illustrated).
M. Schapiro, Vincent van Gogh, New York, 1980, p. 52 (illustrated in color, p. 53; titled Orchard, Springtime).
W. Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh & Paul Cassirer, Berlin: The Reception of Van Gogh in Germany from 1901 to 1914, Zwolle, 1988, p. 103 (titled Orchard in Blossom with Yellow Enclosure).
I.F. Walther and R. Metzger, Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Paintings, Cologne, 1993, vol. II, p. 328 (illustrated in color; titled Orchard with Peach Trees in Blossom).
J. Hulsker, The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1996, p. 317, no. 1396 (illustrated).
I.F. Walther and R. Metzger, Vincent van Gogh, New York, 1996, p. 103 (illustrated).
J. Ten Berge, T. Meedendorp, A. Vergeest and R. Verhoogt, The Paintings of Vincent van Gogh in the Collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, 2003, p. 215 (illustrated in color; titled Orchard with Blossoming Peach Trees).
L. Jansen, H. Luijten and N. Bakker, Vincent van Gogh: Painted with Words, the Letters to Emile Bernard, exh. cat., The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, 2007, p. 141, no. 13 (illustrated in color).
L. Jansen, H. Luijten and N. Bakker, eds., Vincent van Gogh: The Letters, The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition, London, 2009, vol. 4, p. 38, letter 590, pp. 52-53, letter 596, pp. 56-58, letter 597, pp. 61-64, letters 599-600, pp. 70-74, letter 602, p. 79, letter 606, p. 81, letter 608, pp. 96-98, letter 615 and pp. 152-153, letter 631 (illustrated in color, p. 52, fig. 1; illustrated again in color, p. 57, fig. 9, p. 61, fig. 6, p. 67, fig. 17, p. 73, fig. 11, p. 81, fig. 8, p. 96, fig. 3 and p. 152, fig. 2; titled Orchard with Peach Trees in Blossom).
W. Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh: The Years in France, Complete Paintings 1886-1890, Dealers, Collectors, Exhibitions, Provenance, London, 2013, p. 143 (illustrated in color; titled Orchard in Blossom with Yellow Enclosure).
R. Skea, Vincent’s Trees, London, 2013, pp. 77 and 122 (illustrated in color, pp. 76-77).
R. Kendall, S. van Heugten and C. Stolwijk, Van Gogh and Nature, exh. cat., Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, 2015, pp. 135-136 (illustrated in color, p. 136, fig. 102; titled Orchard with Peach Trees in Blossom).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Vincent van Gogh, July-August 1905, p. 26, no. 169.
Cologne, Internationale Kunstausstellung des Sonderbundes Westdeutscher Kunstfreunde und Künstler zu Köln, May-September 1912, p. 22, no. 22 (titled Blühender Obstgarten and dated 1887).
Haarlem, Teylers Museum, Vincent van Gogh, April-May 1923, no. 14 or 29.
New York, Reinhardt Galleries, Loan Exhibition of Paintings from Memling, Holbein and Titian to Renoir and Picasso, in Aid of the Greenwich House Health Center, February-March 1928, no. 22 (illustrated; titled Garden at Arles).
New York, Carroll Carstairs Gallery, French Impressionists and After, December 1935-January 1936, no. 10.
New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Fourteen Masterpieces: Van Gogh, Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Home for the Destitute Blind, March-April 1948, no. 1 (illustrated; titled Printemps, près d'Arles).
Houston, Contemporary Arts Museum, Vincent van Gogh, February 1951, pp. 21, 38 and 49, no. 11 (illustrated in color, p. 39; titled Springtime (Orchard)).
New York, Wildenstein & Co. Inc., Loan Exhibition: Van Gogh, for the Benefit of the Public Education Association, March-April 1955, p. 21, no. 27 (illustrated, p. 42; titled Springtime).
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Van Gogh in Arles, October-December 1984, p. 51, no. 12 (illustrated in color; titled Orchard with Peach Blossom).
Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, Vincent van Gogh: Paintings, March-July 1990, pp. 114-115, no. 43 (illustrated in color, p. 117; titled Orchard with Peach Trees in Blossom).
Seattle, Experience Music Project, DoubleTake: From Monet to Lichtenstein, April 2006-January 2007, p. 23 (illustrated in color; titled Orchard with Peach Trees in Blossom).
London, Royal Academy of Arts, The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters, January-April 2010, pp. 203-204, no. 111 (illustrated in color, p. 204; titled Orchard with Peach Trees in Blossom).
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