Drawings and Prints by Vincent van Gogh

In the Collection of the Kröller-Müller Museum

Edited by Theo Meedendorp

Edited by Theo Meedendorp

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

192 pages | 455 color plates | 8 x 10-1/2 | © 2007
Cloth $99.95 ISBN: 9789078964056 Published March 2009 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

The prints and drawings of Vincent van Gogh (1853–90) include some of the world’s best-known, most popular, and most valuable pieces. This volume is a catalog of van Gogh drawings and prints that are currently under the care of the Kröller-Müller Museum, located near the village of Otterlo in the Netherlands. Catalogued for the first time in 1917, these works have undergone four different editions of the cataloguing process by four different members of the museum staff since World War II alone, and always in the company of van Gogh’s more famous paintings. Now, for the first time, the drawings have been studied independently, and the information gathered here presents a remarkably clear overview of the present scholarship and art historical research on the authenticity, dating, provenance, and exhibitions of the work.

 

Differing in many ways from the last collection catalog of van Gogh’s drawings and paintings (which was published nearly thirty years ago), this volume not only produces new information on the provenance of certain works, but frequently comes up with a sharper analysis of the techniques and materials used by the artist, as well as new dates for individual drawings. Doubts that have arisen about the authenticity of certain juvenilia by van Gogh are here provided with a well-reasoned foundation, and with the publication of this edition—which complements a 2003 catalog of van Gogh’s paintings—a period of intensive research on van Gogh’s works in the collection has been brought to a close, culminating in this impeccably researched catalog and its accompanying wealth of full-color images.

Contents
Preface, by Evert van Straaten
 
Note to the reader
 
Catalogue
   Borinage / Brussels / Etten, 1880-1881
   The Hague, 1882-1883
   Drenthe, 1883
   Nuenen, 1883-1885
   France, 1886-1890
 
Rejected Juvenilia
 
No longer in the Kröller-Müller collection
 
The Hidde Nijland collection
 
Overviews
   Watermarks
   Acquisitions made by Helene and Anton Kröller-Müller
   Exhibitions
   Literature
   The museum collection ordered by F-numbers
   The museum collection ordered by inventory numbers
   Photographic credits
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