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December 1883 - November 1885
(189 paintings)


It was during his years in Nuenen that Van Gogh truly emerged as a great artist. Many of the paintings below depict peasants working in the fields--a subject Vincent was particularly fond of. The works themselves clearly show an increasing assuredness of technique. Van Gogh's time in Nuenen proved to be a formidable learning experience as Vincent sought to define his own unique style. Many of the portraits of peasants below can be viewed as studies through which Van Gogh was able to execute what many consider to be his first great painting: The Potato Eaters.

Note: The paintings are sorted by month and then alphabetically within each month. More accurate dating is generally too difficult. As a rule, however, the JH (Jan Hulsker) numbers do follow a more precise chronological sequence.

Painting Name

Date of Origin

Current Location

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JH

Weaver Facing Right (Half-Figure) January, 1884 Berne, Collection H.R. Hahnloser 26 450
Old Tower at Nuenen with a Ploughman, The February, 1884 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 34 459
Weaver Facing Right February, 1884 Private collection 162 457
Weaver Facing Left with Spinning Wheel March, 1884 Boston, Museum of Fine Arts 29 471
Landscape with Pollard Willows April, 1884 Private collection 31 477
Weaver Arranging Threads April-May, 1884 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 35 478
Old Church Tower at Nuenen, The May, 1884 Zurich, Foundation E.G. Bührle 88 490
Old Tower of Nuenen with People Walking, The May, 1884 Private collection 184 458
Parsonage Garden at Nuenen, The May, 1884 Groningen, Groninger Museum voor Stad en Lande (on loan) 185 484
Water Mill at Kollen Near Nuenen May, 1884 Private collection 48a 488
Weaver Arranging Threads May, 1884 Private collection 32 480
Weaver, Seen from the Front May, 1884 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 30 479
Weaver Standing in Front of a Loom May, 1884 Paris, Private collection 33 489
Cart with Black Ox July, 1884 Portland Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon 39 505
Cart with Red and White Ox July, 1884 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 38 504
Old Tower in the Fields, The July, 1884 Private collection 40 507
Weaver, Interior with Three Small Windows July, 1884 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 37 501
Weaver Near an Open Window July, 1884 Munich, Neue Pinakothek 24 500
Weaver, Seen from the Front July, 1884 Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen 27 503
Village at Sunset Summer, 1884 Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum 190 492
Farmers Planting Potatoes August-September, 1884 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 41 513
Potato Planting September, 1884 Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum 172 514
Shepherd with a Flock of Sheep September, 1884 Mexico City, Soumaya Museum 42 517
Wood Gatherers in the Snow September, 1884 Private collection 43 516
Avenue of Poplars at Sunset October, 1884 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 123 518
Avenue of Poplars in Autumn Late October, 1884 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 122 522
Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen January-February, 1884 and Autumn, 1885 Location unknown 25 521
Lane in Autumn October, 1884 Fribourg, Private collection 120 519
Vase with Honesty Autumn-Winter, 1884-85 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 76 542
Still Life with Bottles and a Cowrie Shell November, 1884 Private collection 64 537
Still Life with Clogs and Pots November, 1884 Utrecht, Centraal Museum (on loan from the van Baaren Museum Foundation, Utrecht) 54 536
Still Life with Coffee Mill, Pipe Case and Jug November, 1884 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 52 535
Still Life with Five Bottles November, 1884 Vienna, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere 56 530
Still Life with Four Stone Bottles, Flask and White Cup November, 1884 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 50 529
Still Life with Paintbrushes in a Pot November, 1884 United States: private collection 60 540
Still Life with Pots, Jar and Bottles November, 1884 The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum 178r 528
Still Life with Pottery and Two Bottles November, 1884 Pasadena (Cal.), Norton Simon Museum of Art 57 539
Still Life with Pottery, Beer Glass and Bottle November, 1884 United States, private collection 58 531
Still Life with Bottles and Earthenware November-April, 1884-85 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 61r 533
Beer Tankards September-mid-October, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 49 534
Still Life with Two Sacks and a Bottle November, 1884 Private collection 55 532
Two Rats November, 1884 Private collection 177 543
Vase with Dead Leaves November, 1884 Private collection 200 541
Water Mill at Gennep November, 1884 New York, private collection 47 526
Water Mill at Gennep November, 1884 Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza 125 525
Water Mill at Opwerten November, 1884 London, Collection Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Smith 48 527
Water Mill at Gennep November, 1884 Amersfoort, Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency (on long term loan to the Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch) 46 524
Head of a Peasant with Cap December, 1884 Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales 160a 563
Head of a Peasant Woman December, 1884 Private collection 132 574
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap December, 1884 Private collection 136a 548
Head of a Woman November-January, 1884-85 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 156 569
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap December, 1884 Zurich, Galerie Nathan 144 561
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap December, 1884 St. Louis: The Saint Louis Art Museum 146a 565
Head of an Old Peasant Woman with White Cap December, 1884 Private collection 146 551
Head of an Old Peasant Woman with White Cap December, 1884 Wuppertal, Von der Heydt-Museum 75 550
Head of a Woman November-May, 1884-85 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 159 None
Peasant Woman, Seated with White Cap December, 1884 Morohashi Museum of Modern Art: Kita-Shiobara-Mura (Fukushima), Japan 143 546
Head of a Woman March, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 80a 682
Head of a Man November-January, 1884-85 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 164 558
Still Life with Earthenware and Bottles September-mid-October, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 53 538
Head of a Brabant Peasant Woman with Dark Cap January, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 153 587
Head of a Peasant with a Pipe January, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 169 633
Head of a Peasant with Cap January, 1885 Collection Niarchos 169a 583
Head of a Peasant Woman with Brownish Cap January, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 154 608
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap January, 1885 Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Art Museum 135 585
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap January, 1885 Private collection 153a 586
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap January, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 151 649
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap January, 1885 Private collection 133 584
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap January, 1885 Private collection 1667 629
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap January, 1885 London: National Gallery 137 593
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap January, 1885 Location unknown 65 627
Old Cemetery Tower at Nuenen in the Snow, The January, 1885 Collection Niarchos 87 600
Old Station at Eindhoven, The January, 1885 Private collection 67a 602
Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in the Snow, The January, 1885 Los Angeles, The Armand Hammer Museum of Art 67 604
Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in the Snow, The January, 1885 Pasadena (Cal.), Norton Simon Museum of Art 194 603
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap February, 1885 Haifa, Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum (University of Haifa) 138 644
Peasant Making a Basket February, 1885 La-Chaux-de-Fonds (Switzerland), Musée des Beaux-Arts 171 658
Peasant Making a Basket February, 1885 Switzerland, private collection 171a 657
Peasant Woman Peeling Potatoes February, 1885 Private collection 145 653
Peasant Woman Peeling Potatoes February, 1885 New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 365r 654
Peasant Woman, Seated (Half-Figure) February, 1885 Private collection 127 651
Peasant Woman Sewing February, 1885 Euerbach, Collection Georg Schäfer 126a 655
Study for 'The Potato Eaters' Early April, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 77r 686
Head of a Peasant February-March, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 168 632
Head of a Woman March, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 70a 716
Head of a Peasant Woman with Greenish Lace Cap February-March, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 74 648
Head of a Young Peasant Woman with Dark Cap February-March, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 150 650
Woman Winding Yarn March, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 36 698
Woman Sewing March-April, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 71 719
Peasant Woman Sweeping the Floor February-March, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 152 656
Peasant Woman Taking her Meal February-March, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 72 718
Gordina de Groot, Head March, 1885 Zurich, Collection Mrs. A.M. Pierson 1668 691
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap March, 1885 Paris, Musée d'Orsay 134 684
Head of a Peasant Woman with Dark Cap March, 1885 Paris, Dufresne Art Gallery 136 683
Head of a Woman March, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 130 692
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap March, 1885 Berne, Kunstmuseum Bern 81 695
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap March, 1885 Pasadena (Cal.), Norton Simon Museum of Art 85a 694
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap March, 1885 Yoshiwa, Japan: Woodone Museum of Art 131 685
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap March, 1885 Zurich, Foundation E.G. Bührle 80 681
Head of a Young Peasant in a Peaked Cap March, 1885 Brussels, Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België 163 687
Head of a Young Peasant in a Peaked Cap March, 1885 Kansas City (Mo.), The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Fine Art 165 688
Peasant Woman Darning Stockings March, 1885 Private collection 157 712
Peasant Woman Seated before an Open Door, Peeling Potatoes March, 1885 Private collection 73 717
Peasant Woman, Seated with White Cap March, 1885 Amersfoort, Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency (on long term loan to the Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch) 144a 704
Peasant Woman, Seen against the Window March, 1885 Tokyo, Asahi Breweries Ltd. 70 715
Peasant Woman Standing Indoors March, 1885 Belgrade, Narodni Muzej 128 697
Peasant Woman with Child on Her Lap March, 1885 Private collection 149 690
Head of a Woman March-May, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 69 724
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap March-April, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 85 693
Bobbin Winder March-April, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 175 497
Peasant Sitting at a Table March-April, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 167 689
Head of a Woman March-May, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 269r 725
Head of a Woman March, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 160 722
Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap April, 1885 Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland 140 745
Landscape at Dusk April, 1885 Madrid, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza 191 762
Landscape at Sunset April, 1885 Switzerland, private collection 79 763
Peasant and Peasant Woman Planting Potatoes April, 1885 Zurich, Kunsthaus Zurich 129a 727
Potato Eaters, The April, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 82 764
Potato Eaters, The April, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 78 734
Still Life with Bible October, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 117 946
Still Life with Copper Coffeepot and Two White Bowls April, 1885 Paris, private collection 202 738
Two Hands April, 1885 Private collection 66 743
Cottage, The Mid-May, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 83 777
Gordina de Groot, Head May, 1885 Santa Barbara, California, Collection Mrs. M.C.R. Taylor 141 783
Head of a Peasant Woman May, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 86 785
Head of a Peasant Woman in a Green Shawl May, 1885 Lyon, Musee des Beaux-Arts 155 787
Head of a Woman May, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 388r 782
Old Church Tower at Nuenen ('The Peasants' Churchyard') Late May-early June, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 84 772
Head of a Man March-May, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 179r 786
Woman with a Mourning Shawl March-May, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 161 788
Cottage June, 1885 Harrison (N.Y.), Collection John P. Natanson 91 809
Cottage with Peasant Woman Digging June, 1885 Tokyo, Tokyo Fuji Art Museum 89 803
Cottage with Trees June, 1885 Private collection 92 810
Cottage with Trees June, 1885 Private collection 92a 806
Cottage with Trees June, 1885 Cologne: Wallraf-Richartz-Museum 93 805
Cottage with Trees and Peasant Woman June, 1885 Private collection, Belgium 187 808
Peasant Woman by the Fireplace June, 1885 New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art 176 799
Peasant Woman by the Fireplace June, 1885 Paris, Musée d'Orsay 158 792
Peasant Woman Sitting on a Chair June, 1885 United States, private collection 126 800
Peasant Woman Digging in Front of Her Cottage June, 1885 Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago 142 807
Cottage June-July, 1885 Private collection None Add. 23
Cottage and Woman with Goat June-July, 1885 Frankfurt am Main, Stadelsches Kunstinstitut und Stadrische Galerie 90 823
Cottage with Decrepit Barn and Stooping Woman July, 1885 Private collection 1669 825
Cottage with Peasant Coming Home July, 1885 Mexico City, Soumaya Museum 170 824
Peasant Woman Digging July, 1885 Toronto, The Art Gallery of Ontario 95 827
Two Peasant Women Digging July, 1885 Private collection 96 878
Peasant Digging July-August, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 166 850
Peasant Woman Digging July-August, 1885 Den Bosch, Noordbrabants Museum 94 893
Peasant Woman Digging August, 1885 Birmingham, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham 95a 899
Woman Lifting Potatoes Late July-August, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 147 891
Peasant Woman Digging Up Potatoes August, 1885 Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten 98 901
Peasant Woman Laundering August, 1885 Private collection 148 908
Peasant Woman Raking August, 1885 Japan, private collection 139 905
Sheaves of Wheat in a Field August, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 193 914
Two Peasant Women Digging Potatoes August, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 97
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Still Life with a Basket of Apples September, 1885 Private collection 115 935
Basket of Potatoes September, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 100 931
Basket of Potatoes September, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 116 934
Still Life with a Basket of Potatoes, Surrounded by Autumn Leaves and Vegetables September, 1885 Liege (Belgium), private collection 102 937
Still Life with a Basket of Vegetables September, 1885 Landsberg/Lech, Collection Anneliese Brand 212a 929
Still Life with an Earthen Bowl and Pears September, 1885 Utrecht, Centraal Museum (on loan from the van Baaren Museum Foundation, Utrecht) 105 926
Basket of Apples September, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 101 927
Basket of Apples September, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 99 930
Still Life with Brass Cauldron and Jug September, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 51 925
Still Life with Ginger Jar and Apples September, 1885 United States, private collection 104 923
Still Life with Ginger Jar and Onions September, 1885 Hamilton, McMaster Museum of Art 104a 924
Baskets of Potatoes September, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 107 933
Still Life with Two Jars and Two Pumpkins September, 1885 Switzerland, private collection 59 921
Still Life with Vegetables and Fruit September, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 103 928
Still Life with a Basket of Apples and Two Pumpkins September-October, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 106 936
Still Life with Birds' Nests Late September-early October, 1885 and 1886-87 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 111 939
Still Life with Three Birds' Nests September-October, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 112 938
Still Life with Birds' Nests Late September-early October, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 109r 942
Autumn Landscape October, 1885 Cambridge (England), Fitzwilliam Museum 119 949
Country Lane with Two Figures October, 1885 Private collection 191a 950
Vicarage at Nuenen, The September-early October, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 182 948
Still Life with Three Birds' Nests October, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 108 940
Still Life with Three Birds' Nests October, 1885 The Hague, Haags Gemeentemuseum (on loan from the Wibbina Foundation) 110 941
View of a Town with Drawbridge October, 1885 Private collection 210 947
View of Amsterdam from Central Station October, 1885 Amsterdam, P. and N. de Boer Foundation 113 944
De Ruijterkade in Amsterdam, The Amsterdam: 8 October 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 211 973
Autumn Landscape at Dusk October-November, 1885 Utrecht, Centraal Museum 121 956
Autumn Landscape with Four Trees November, 1885 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 44 962
Landscape with Windblown Trees November, 1885 Location unknown 196 957
Lane with Poplars November, 1885 Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans-van Beuningen 45 959
Parsonage at Nuenen by Moonlight, The November, 1885 Private collection 183 952
Parsonage Garden at Nuenen with Pond and Figures, The November, 1885 Destroyed by fire in Rotterdam during the Second World War 124 955
Willow, The November, 1885 Den Bosch, Netherlands, F. van Lanschot Bankiers NV 195 961
Flying Fox Late October-late November, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 177a 1192


December 1885 - February 1886
(8 paintings)

Van Gogh only spent three months in Antwerp, but they were crucial in terms of his ever growing confidence in his own talents. Vincent attended the Académie Royale des Beaux-Art during his time in Antwerp and his studies there helped to refine his techniques--particularly with the human figure.

Painting Name

Date of Origin

Current Location

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JH

Backyards of Old Houses in Antwerp in the Snow December, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 260 970
Head of a Woman with her Hair Loose December, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 206 972
Head of an Old Woman with White Cap (The Midwife) December, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 174 978
Portrait of an Old Man with Beard December, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 205 971
Portrait of a Woman with Red Ribbon December, 1885 New York, Collection Alfred Wyler 207 979
Portrait of Woman in Blue December, 1885 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 207a 1204
Skull with Burning Cigarette Winter, 1885-86 Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum 212 999
Still Life with Meadow Flowers and Roses 1886-87 Otterlo, Kröller-Müller Museum 278 1103


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