GOGH, Vincent van
(b. 1853, Groot Zundert, d. 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise)
Woman SewingOctober-November 1881, Etten
Black chalk, washed, opaque watercolour, on laid paper, 620 x 472 mm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo
Catalogue numbers: F 1221, JH 70.
In the summer of 1881, following the advice of his brother Theo and the painter Anton Mauve, van Gogh began experimenting with watercolour. At first he confined himself to colouring his pencil or chalk drawings, mostly with thin body colours, as can be seen in the present drawing.