Women Picking Olives
By The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
Women Picking Olives, 1889
30 cm x 24 cm image, digitally printed on bright white, glossy print surface, 250 GSM premium paper
At the end of 1889, Van Gogh painted three versions of this picture. He described the first as a study from nature "more colored with more solemn tones" (private collection) and the second as a studio rendition in a "very discreet range" of colors (National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.). The present work, the most resolved and stylized of the three, was intended for his sister and mother, to whom Van Gogh wrote: "I hope that the painting of the women in the olive trees will be a little to your taste—I sent [a] drawing of it to Gauguin, . . . and he thought it good. . . ."
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