GOGH, Vincent van
(b. 1853, Groot Zundert, d. 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise)

Young Peasant Woman with Straw Hat Sitting in the Wheat

June 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise
Oil on canvas, 93 x 74 cm
Private collection

Catalogue numbers: F 774, JH 2053.

For van Gogh, recording his subjects in art meant capturing their presence in Nature. The picture of the young peasant woman in wheatfield is a good example of this. The model is seen posing in surroundings that constitute her livelihood, in a field of ripening wheat. This setting functions both as attribute and as a traditional item in portrait iconography.

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