About the Acquisition
Green Wheat Fields, Auvers (1890) is a marvelous complement to the Gallery’s Van Gogh collection. The ninth oil painting by the artist to come to the Gallery, this work, along with Girl in White, represents Van Gogh’s wildly prolific Auvers period. It hangs in the Gallery’s West Building with several works from Provence, including La Mousmé and Farmhouse in Provence, as well as some pieces painted during his stay at Saint-Rémy, such as Roses and his glowering Self-Portrait. This powerful landscape relates perhaps even more strongly to three of the Gallery’s pen and ink drawings by Van Gogh, all from 1888—Harvest, Harvest–The Plain of La Crau, and Ploughman in the Fields near Arles—in the rhythmic weave of the marks made to describe his sense of nature’s unifying energy.
Green Wheat Fields, Auvers spent its early life in Germany, represented around 1905 by the brilliant modern art dealer Paul Cassirer and moving to Britain with F. H. Herrmann in 1936–1937. Herrmann sold it through the Carstairs Gallery in New York to Paul Mellon in December 1955. It has remained in Mr. and Mrs. Mellon’s home in Virginia until now, with the exception of an exhibition devoted to their collection and that of Paul’s sister, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, at the National Gallery of Art in 1966. Mrs. Paul Mellon donated the painting to the Gallery in 2013.
This vibrant tie features details from the recent Vincent van Gogh acquisition Green Wheat Fields, Auvers. Lively strokes of green, teal, and blue recreate an expressive sky on luxurious fabric.
- 100% silk
- 3.6 inches wide
- Dry clean only