The Sheep Shearers after Millet

The Sheep Shearers after Millet

"Heaps of people don’t copy. Heaps of others do copy – for me, I set myself to it by chance, and I find that it teaches and above all sometimes consoles. So then my brush goes between my fingers as if it were a bow on the violin and absolutely for my pleasure. Today I attempted the Sheep shearer in a colour scale ranging from lilac to yellow. They are small canvases, around no. 5." To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Friday, 20 September 1889
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Painting Date
19th of September 1889
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“Heaps of people don’t copy. Heaps of others do copy – for me, I set myself to it by chance, and I find that it teaches and above all sometimes consoles.  So then my brush goes between my fingers as if it were a bow on the violin and absolutely for my pleasure. Today I attempted the Sheep shearer in a colour scale ranging from lilac to yellow. They are small canvases, around no. 5.”

To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Friday, 20 September 1889

http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/s0042V1962

Painting, Oil on Canvas
Saint-Rémy: September, 1889
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
F: 634, JH: 1787

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

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