The Red Vineyard
|Red Vineyards near Arles|
|Artist||Vincent van Gogh|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||75 cm × 93 cm (29.5 in × 36.6 in)|
|Location||Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow|
The Red Vineyards near Arles is an oil painting by the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, executed on a privately primed Toile de 30 piece of burlap in early November 1888. It depicts workers in a vineyard, and is believed to be the only van Gogh painting sold during his lifetime.
It has been listed among the artist's major works.
The Red Vineyard was exhibited for the first time at the annual exhibition of Les XX, 1890 in Brussels, and sold for 400 Francs (equal to about $1,000-1,050 today) to Anna Boch, an impressionist painter, member of Les XX and art collector from Belgium; Anna was the sister of Eugène Boch, another impressionist painter and a friend of Van Gogh, too, who had painted Boch's portrait (Le Peintre aux Étoiles) in Arles, in autumn 1888.
It was acquired by the famous Russian collector Sergei Shchukin, was then nationalised by the Bolsheviks with the rest of his collection, which eventually passed to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow.
- DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Russia. Penguin. 2016. ISBN 1465462635.
[...] but the real masterpieces are upstairs. On the second floor are paintings by Vincent van Gogh, including The Red Vineyard at Arles (1888) and Prisoners Exercising (1890) [...]
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- Hulsker (1980), 356
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- Pickvance, Ronald. Van Gogh in Arles (exh. cat. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Abrams, New York 1984. ISBN 0-87099-375-5.
- Media related to The Red Vineyard at Wikimedia Commons