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1888 | Ink reed pen Pencil Paper
31.3×23.9 cm | 0.07 m²
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) La Mousmé signed 'Vincent' (lower left) reed pen and brown ink over pencil on paper 12 ½ x 9 ½ in. (31.3 x 23.9 cm.) Executed in Arles circa 31 July - 3 August 1888

Provenance
John Russell, Belle-Île-en-Mer, a gift from the artist circa 3 August 1888, until 1920.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 31 March 1920, lot 69.
Galerie Le Garrec, Paris, by whom acquired at the above sale.
Kunsthandel d'Audretsch, The Hague.
Galerie Lutz, Berlin.
Mr Kurt M. and Mrs Henriette H. Hirschland, Essen, Amsterdam and later New York, by 1928, a gift from Mr Hirschland to his wife, from whom spoliated following the occupation of The Netherlands.
With the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, from 1943.
Restituted to the Hirschland family in 1956.
Mr and Mrs Paul M. Hirschland, New York, by descent from the above.
Private collection, United Kingdom, by whom acquired from the above in 1983, and thence by descent.


J.-B. de la Faille, L’Oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. III, Paris, 1928, no. 1503, p. 151 (illustrated vol. IV, pl. CLXXI; as 'Portrait de jeune fille').
V.W. van Gogh & J. van Gogh-Bonger, eds., The Complete Letters of Vincent van Gogh, vol. II, New York, 1958, no. 517, p. 625.
J.-B. de la Faille, The Works of Vincent van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings, Amsterdam, 1970, no. 1503, p. 522 (illustrated p. 523).
C.W. Millard, 'A Chronology of Van Gogh's Drawings of 1888', in Master Drawings, vol. XII, no. 2, 1974, p. 160.
P. Lecaldano, L'opera pittorica completa di Van Gogh e i suoi nessi grafici, Milan, 1977, no. 533A, pp. 209-210 (illustrated p. 211).
J. Hulsker, The Complete Van Gogh, Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1980, no. 1533, p. 351 (illustrated).
J.-B. de la Faille, Vincent Van Gogh, The Complete Works on Paper, Catalogue Raisonné, vol. I, San Francisco, 1992, no. 1503, p. 392 (illustrated vol. II, pl. CLXXI).
J. Hulsker, The Complete Van Gogh, Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1996, no. 1533, p. 351 (illustrated; dated '31 July-6 August 1888').
E.N. Heenk, Vincent van Gogh's Drawings: An Analysis of Their Production and Uses (thesis), The Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 1995, pp. 170-171.
S. Van Heugten, Van Gogh: The Master Draughtsman, London, 2005, no. 102, p. 118 (illustrated p. 119).
L. Jansen, H. Luijten & N. Bakker, eds., Vincent van Gogh: The Letters, The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition, vol. IV, Arles, 1888 - 1889, London, 2009, no. 654, p. 208 (illustrated).

Exhibited
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Rembrandt, Hokusai, Van Gogh, October - November 1951, no. 75 (illustrated; titled 'Meisjeskopje').
Milan, Palazzo Reale, Vincent van Gogh: Dipinti e disegni, February - April 1952, no. 100, p. 52 (illustrated n.p.).
The Hague, Gemeentemuseum, Vincent van Gogh, March - May 1953, no. 113 (titled 'Meisjesportret'); this exhibition later travelled to Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, May - July 1953, no. 128; and Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, July - September 1953, no. 128.
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Van Gogh in Arles, October - December 1984, no. 81, p. 146 (illustrated).
Arles, Ancien Hôpital Van Gogh, Van Gogh et Arles, February - May 1989, no. 26, p. 62 (illustrated p. 63).
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vincent van Gogh: The Drawings, October - December 2005, no. 80, p. 232 (illustrated p. 233).
London, Royal Academy of Arts, The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters, January - April 2010, no. 65, p. 120 (illustrated p. 121).
London, Tate Britain, Van Gogh And Britain, March - August 2019, pp. 114 & 227 (illustrated p. 115).
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1 Mar 2021
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