Vincent van Gogh Thatched Roofs 1884

Artwork details

Artist
Vincent van Gogh 1853–1890
Title
Thatched Roofs
Date 1884
Medium Ink, graphite and gouache on paper
Dimensions Support: 305 x 448 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by C. Frank Stoop 1933
Reference
N04715
Not on display

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This depicts a group of cottages at Neunen in Brabant. The cottages are similar to a group that appear in an oil painting known as 'Village at Sunset'. Van Gogh mentioned this and two other drawings in a letter to a friend, the painter van Rappard, as an example of his recent work. Of one of them, he said, 'I had to do it roughly and quickly for the time was rather short for catching the right effect of light and shade, and the tone of the scene, and Nature as it was at that very moment.' The wintry scene of this drawing relates it to a similar drawing described to van Rappard in a letter of March 1884.

September 2004

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