Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid; Sitting in an Easy Chair

Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid; Sitting in an Easy Chair

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Painting Date
1st of April 1887
Painting Type
Paintings Portraits Spring
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Alexander Reid was a Scottish art dealer and friend of Vincent van Gogh and his brother, Theo. (Theo was also an art dealer, as was Vincent before he became an artist.) This portrait was painted in the Paris apartment that Vincent and Theo shared before Vincent moved to Arles.

Two of the three paintings in the background have been identified as landscapes by Frank Boggs (1855-1926), an American artist who lived in France. They are currently in the collection of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. The third painting is a portrait of a woman by Van Gogh.

Reid’s features are curiously similar to Van Gogh’s own, as is also revealed in another portrait of Reid by Van Gogh, now in Glasgow.

 

 

 

4-1-1887

Portrait of the Art Dealer Alexander Reid; Sitting in an Easy Chair Painting,

Oil on Canvas Paris: Winter, 1886/87

Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art (University of Oklahoma)

Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America, North America

F: 270, JH: 1207

Where Vincent Was:
Paris

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  • Mdog

    anyone know what the value of this painting is?

  • Marc Striegel

    Very hard to estimate the value of his paintings. You might go to Christy’s or Sotheby’s or other fine art sales sites online to see other van gogh painting sales. My guess would be this work is early and would be valued in the lower third of his canvases overall as he is still honing his skills and just evolving his palette to new colors during this phase. Cheers, marc

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