Farmhouse in Nuenen, Vincent van Gogh
Vincent van Gogh
Farmhouse in Nuenen
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Vincent van Gogh

Farmhouse in Nuenen, 1885


Dimensions
60.0 x 85.0 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
1436
Acquisition
Acquired in 1908, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art

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About the Work

The old farmhouse is crooked and ramshackle. There is no hint of the industrialisation which was also advancing into this rural region in the Netherlands province of Brabant. Shortly before Van Gogh encountered the Impressionists in France, he created a monument in earth tones to the hard-working peasants of his homeland. Although this painting does not yet demonstrate the radical approach of his later works, it nonetheless already hints at the "lion's claws", as a critic observed in 1923 after a visit to the Städel.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Farmhouse in Nuenen
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Eigentum des Städelschen Museums-Vereins e.V.
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1908, property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif

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Primary
  • 41A16 rural housing, e.g. country-house, villa, cottage
  • 41A18 hut, cabin, lodge
  • 46AA14 farmers - AA - female farmer, farmer's wife
  • 61E(NUENEN) names of cities and villages (NUENEN)
Secondary

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25.01.2021