One Eared Vase with Zinnias

One Eared Vase with Zinnias

"I recently sent off two crates of canvases. D58 and 59 – by goods train, and it will take a good week more before you receive them. There’s a heap of daubs in there which will have to be destroyed, but I’ve sent them as they are so that you can keep what appears passable to you..." To Theo van Gogh. Arles, Thursday, 2 May 1889
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31st of August 1888
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“I recently sent off two crates of canvases. D58 and 59 – by goods train, and it will take a good week more before you receive them. There’s a heap of daubs in there which will have to be destroyed, but I’ve sent them as they are so that you can keep what appears passable to you…”

To Theo van Gogh. Arles, Thursday, 2 May 1889

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3. Since Van Gogh had expressed a desire to paint a study of oleanders shortly before (see letter 660), it seems likely that he carried out his plan here. There are two still lifes of oleanders: Oleander branches in a majolica jug (F 593 / JH 1566) and Oleander branches in a majolica jug (F 594 / JH 1567). Zinnias in a majolica jug (F 592 / JH 1568 [2706]) also dates from late August, early September, given the flowering times of the species pictured (zinnias, asters and marigolds).

To Theo van Gogh. Arles, Wednesday, 29 or Thursday, 30 August 1888

 

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Painting, Oil on Canvas – 64 x 49.5 cm Size 15 Paysage
Arles: August 31, 1888
Collection Basil P. and Elise Goulandris
Lausanne, Switzerland, Europe
F: 592, JH: 1568

Where Vincent Was:
Arles

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