Friday, December 20, 2013

Two private collection paintings donated to museums

Good news for Van Gogh aficionados as two rarely seen Van Gogh paintings have been donated to public museums. See details in the "In the News" section.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

New Van Gogh Painting Unveiled

Today I posted information about the new Van Gogh painting that was presented at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam last month:

Coincidentally I was the at the Van Gogh Museum the very morning of the press conference. I was in Amsterdam on holidays which would later take me to Berlin, Norway and Iceland. I wish that I'd had the chance to see the new painting with my own eyes--probably the only chance I'll get. But it was decided that I not be asked to join the press conference unfortunately.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Shameful that I haven't posted on this blog in more than a year. I'm going to try and be much more diligent about making new entries.

Having said that, today’s posting isn’t the most exciting. There are two changes that I’ve just made:

1. Still Life with an Earthen Bowl and Potatoes (F 118) is no longer dated to Nuenen in 1885, but rather to Paris around 1886. This change comes as a result of research undertaken by the Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen in Rotterdam. They determined that the pot seen in this painting is actually a pot that would be found specifically in Paris and not Nuenen.

2. Still Life with Scabiosa and Ranunculus (F 666) is no longer part of the collection of the Takahata Gallery in Osaka. Rather it’s now in a private collection. No further details unfortunately.