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 Gogh, Vincent van (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1853-1890) , The Blute-Fin Windmill, Montmarte

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Title The Blute-Fin Windmill, Montmarte
Alternative Title Le Moulin de la Galette, Montmartre
Original Translation Le Moulin de Blute-Fin, Montmartre
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Gogh, Vincent van (Dutch painter and draftsman, 1853-1890)
Date 1886
Signed yes
Description The Blute-Fin Windmill, Montmartre shows how much Van Gogh had absorbed during the first part of his stay in Paris in 1886. The artist's earlier works, painted in Holland, had been dark and heavy, but here - influenced by the paintings of the Impressionists - he begins to use a lighter palette and freer brushstrokes, capturing fleeting effects of light and movement. With just a few strokes of paint he conjures up the small figures on the terrace and the strong notes of colour of the French flags, fluttering in the breeze.
Current Accession Number 2425
Inscription front lr 'Vincent'
Subject place (Montmartre); buildings and gardens
Measurements 46.0 x 38.2 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by William McInnnes 1944.
Provenance J. van Gogh-Bonger, Amsterdam; Tedesco, Paris; from whom purchased by Bernheim-Jeune, Paris, 9 May 1921; purchased by Alex Reid, 13 July 1921; purchased by William McInnes, Glasgow.
Principal Exhibitions The Spirit of France, French Painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1943, cat. no. 53; Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Etchings, The McInnes Collection, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1945, cat. no. 81; Primitives to Picasso: An Exhibition from Municipal and University Collections in Great Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1962, cat. no. 238, as Le Moulin de la Galette, Montmartre; Boudin to Picasso, Masterpieces from Kelvingrove, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1968; Van Gogh in Aukland, City Art Gallery, Aukland, 1975, cat. no. 3; The Age of Van Gogh, Dutch Painting 1880-1895, The Burrel Collection, Glasgow, 1990-91, cat. no. 25; Masterpieces of French 19th Century Art from the Collections of Glasgow Museums, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo (touring), 1994, cat.no. 52; Impressionism, The City and Modern Life, Ordrupgaardsamlingen, Copenhagen, 1995-96
Publications de la Faille, J. B. The Works of Vincent Van Gogh, 1928, vol. 1, cat. no. 274 and 1970, p. 138; The Spirit of France, French Painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1943, cat. no. 53; Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Etchings, The McInnes Collection, Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 1945, cat. no. 81; 'The McInnes Collection', Glasgow Art Review, vol. 1, no. 1, 1949, p. 23; Honeyman, T. J., 'Van Gogh: A Link with Glasgow', Scottish Art Review, vol. 2, no. 2, 1948, ill. p. 18; Sturrock, Alex, 'Impressionist Paintings in Glasgow', Apollo, vol. 57, 1953, p. 40; Primitives to Picasso: An Exhibition from Municipal and University Collections in Great Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1962, cat. no. 238, p. 81, ill. p. 49 as Le Moulin de la Galette, Montmartre; Pool, Phoebe, Impressionism, London, 1967, p. 209; Boudin to Picasso, Masterpieces from Kelvingrove, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 1968; Roskill, Mark, Van Gogh, Gauguin and the Impressionist Circle,, London, 1971, p. 42, plate 12, as Moulin de la Galette, about 1887; Van Gogh in Aukland, City Art Gallery, Aukland, 1975, cat. no. 3; Hulsker, Jan, The Complete Van Gogh, 1980, cat. no. 1115, p. 242, ill. p. 244; Harris, Nathaniel, The Art of Van Gogh, London, 1982, ill. p 35; Bernard, Bruce, Vincent by Himself, London, 1985, ill. p. 148, Richard, Pierre, 'Vincent van Gogh's Montmarte', Jong Holland 4, 1988, pp. 161-221; Vincent van Gogh, Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam, 1990, p. 72; The Age of Van Gogh, Dutch Painting 1880-1895, The Burrel Collection, Glasgow, 1990-91, cat. no. 25, pp. 134-5; Masterpieces of French 19th Century Art from the Collections of Glasgow Museums, Isetan Museum of Art, Tokyo (touring), 1994, cat.no. 52; Fowle, Frances, 'Alexander Reid', National Art Collection Fund Quarterly, autumn 1999, p. 45
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Vivien Hamilton
 

 

 

 

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