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"Well, some pictures make a big splash in their enormous frames, and later one is astonished because they leave such an empty, unsatisfied feeling; in contrast to this, some simple wood engraving or lithograph or etching is sometimes overlooked, but one comes back to it and becomes more and more attached to it, and feels something grand in it."

Vincent van Gogh
Letter 250
2 or 3 December 1882


Over the course of his ten year career as an artist, Vincent van Gogh produced ten graphic works: nine lithographs and one etching. Van Gogh was a great admirer of the British engravers whose works appeared in many of the popular magazines of the day. Mindful of these artists whose graphic works he collected with much enthusiasm, Van Gogh himself first began experimenting with lithography in 1882. Though encouraged by the results, it was a medium that Van Gogh would rarely return to.

The vast majority of information in this section comes from the excellent book The Graphic Work of Vincent van Gogh by Sjraar van Heugten and Fieke Pabst of the Van Gogh Museum (Waanders, 1995; ISBN: 90-400-9670-7). The information included in the webpages below, however, is only a small fraction of the material available in this invaluable reference. Van Heugten's and Pabst's book is exhaustive, well written and wonderfully well researched--highly recommended.


Lithographs

Name

Origin

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JH

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Digger The Hague: c. 15 November 1882 1656 262

Gardener near a Gnarled Apple Tree The Hague: mid-July 1883 1659 379

Old Man with his Head in his Hands ("At Eternity's Gate") The Hague: 27 November 1882 1662 268

Orphan Man The Hague: 6-8 November 1882 1658 256

Orphan Man with Top Hat, Drinking Coffee The Hague: c. 15 November 1882 1657 266

Potato Eaters, The Nuenen: April, 1885 1661 737

"Sorrow" The Hague: c. 11 November 1882 1655 259

Weed Burner, Sitting on a Wheelbarrow with his Wife The Hague: mid-July, 1883 1660 377

Workman Sitting on a Basket, Cutting Bread The Hague: late November, 1882 1663 272


Etching

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Origin

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Portrait of Doctor Gachet: L'Homme la Pipe Auvers-sur-Oise: May, 1890 1664 2028


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