Size: 19.5 x 29 inches
Artist: Vincent Van Gogh
A Van Gogh exhibition poster for the Musée Jacquemart André printed by Mourlot. A limited edition of 350 copies, it features an image of Van Gogh's portrait of Armand Roulin (then 17 years of age). He depicts Armand in what are likely his best clothes: an elegant fedora, vivid yellow coat, black waistcoat and tie.
The Roulin Family is group of portrait paintings Van Gogh executed in Arles in 1888 and 1889 on Joseph, his wife Augustine and their three children: Armand, Camille and Marcelle. Although the painter loved doing portraiture, it was hard for him to find subjects who were willing to sit for him - so to come across a whole family was a real treat! Rather than making photographic-like works, Van Gogh used his imagination, colours and themes artistically and creatively to evoke desired emotions from the audience.
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch post-Impressionist painter whose work, notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold colour, had a far-reaching influence on 20th century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died at the age of 37 from a gunshot wound.
Poster is unlined and in great condition with light crinkling along the bottom margin. From a private collection.