GOGH, Vincent van
(b. 1853, Groot Zundert, d. 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise)
The Red VineyardNovember 1888, Arles
Oil on canvas, 75 x 93 cm
Pushkin Museum, Moscow
Catalogue numbers: F 495, JH 1626.
Van Gogh sold his first painting in Brussels. The Red Vineyard, done in Arles, went to Anna Boch (sister of his Acquaintance Eugène Boch) for 400 francs. It was to be his only sale during his lifetime. This fact should not be over emphasized, after all, Vincent was so willing to give his paintings as presents that many would-be purchasers never needed to part with a penny.