Vincent van Gogh
Paysanne devant une Chaumière (Peasant Woman in front of a Farmhouse), late July 1885
(Probably) Wilhelmus Johannes Leurs (1828 – 1895), c. 1885, The Hague, on consignment from the Artist.
Private Collection, Stafford, England.
John Holme, Stafford, England, acquired in the 1920s; and by descent to
Charles Holme, Stafford, England, by descent from the above in 1952.
His Billington Farm Sale; Bagshaws of Uttoxeter, Stafford, 1968 (for £4).
On the market, Hampstead, England.
Dr. Luigi Grosso, London, acquired in Sept. 1968 (for £45).
His sale; Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 28 Oct. 1970, lot 18 (unsold).
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Levine (1905 – 1987), New York, acquired after the above sale.
Their sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 18 May 1983, lot 2.
Roberto Polo, New York, acquired at the above sale.
His sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 14 May 1985, lot 27 (unsold).
His sale; Sotheby’s, London, 3 Dec. 1985, lot 14 (£264,000).
Private Collection, Montreal, acquired at the above sale.
Their sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 10 May 2001, lot 203 ($1,710,750).
Private Collection, USA, acquired at the above sale.
‘The new discovered Van Gogh is now on show’, exh. advertisement, The Illustrated London News, 15 March 1969, p. 35.
A. Bowness, ‘A Van Gogh Discovery’, in The Burlington Magazine, London, May 1969, pp. 298-300 (illus. in colour, p. 299).
J.-B. de la Faille, The Works of Vincent Van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings, New York, 1970, p. 570, no. SP1669 (illus., titled Peasant Huts with Barns).
P. Lecaldano, L’opera pittorica completa di Van Gogh, da Etten a Parigi, Milan, 1971, vol. I, p. 104, no. 167 (illus. p. 102).
J. Hulsker, The Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, New York, 1980, p. 183, no. 825 (illus. p. 183).
G. Testori & L. Arrigoni, Van Gogh, Catalogo complete dei dipinti, Florence, 1990, p. 80, no. 174 (illus. p. 81).
L. van Tillborgh & M. Vellekoop, Vincent van Gogh. Paintings: vol. 1: Dutch period 1881 – 1885, Amsterdam, 1999, pp. 10-11, note 21; p. 162, note 1.
L. Bressers, Beekstraat Nuenen. 250 jaar huizen en bewoners, Nuenen, 2005, pp. 148-51 (illus.)
M. Bailey, Pioneer Collectors, exh. cat., National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2006, pp. 29-30 (illus. p. 31).
L. Jansen, H. Luijten & N. Bakker (eds.), Vincent van Gogh – The Letters. The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition, Amsterdam, 2009, vol. III, p. 259 (illus.)
A. Dumas, et. al, The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and his Letters, exh. cat.., Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2010, pp. 57-58 (illus. in colour p. 57; titled Cottage in Brabant and dated ‘End of July – August 1885’).
M. Vellekoop, et. al, Van Gogh’s studio practice, Amsterdam, 2013, pp. 307, 327 (titled Cottages with tumbledown barn and stooping woman).
London, Thos. Agnews & Sons, Ltd, Art Detection – Painting and the X-Ray, 4 – 28 March 1969, n.n.
London, Royal Academy of Arts, The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters, 23 Jan. – 18 April 2010, no. 20.