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Portrait of Armand Roulin

Portrait of Armand Roulin

Vincent van Gogh (in 1888)

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  • Steven asked

    I bought a framed print of this particular portrait at a local auction in York, PA (USA) and it has a label on the back stating "PORTRAIT D'ARAND ROULIN" (65X54) ARLES, NOVEMBRE 1888 Collection D. G. Van Beuningen, Vierhouten"

    can you tell me anything about it? the frame is old and the back hasn't been disturbed - so I assume it's as originally bought...

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Steven, thank you for sharing your interesting find. As you probably know D.G. van Beuningen is one of the private art collectors who supported the Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam. After his death, in 1958, the museum bought a large part of his collection, amongst which Van Gogh's Portrait of Armand Roulin, and started to carry a double name: Boijmans Van Beuningen. The Van Beuningen family owned (and this owns) an estate in Vierhouten. Probably the reproduction of the Van Gogh painting was on the wall there after the sale of the original. Kind regards, Els

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  • About the artist

While staying in Arles in the south of France, Van Gogh befriended the station postal clerk Joseph Roulin. He portrayed the whole family: the postal clerk, his wife, their baby daughter and also their son, who can be seen here. The 17 year old Armand, with his downy moustache and gloomy look, is a true adolescent.

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Title Portrait of Armand Roulin
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height Error: 65,5 is not a valid BCD value cm
Width Error: 54,3 is not a valid BCD value cm
Artists Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Accession number 2608 (MK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1958
Creation date in 1888
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal exhibitions Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Van Gogh & Roulin (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Van Gogh and Germany (2019)
Material
Object
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Arles > France > Western Europe > Europe

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