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Pen and brown ink, with touches of pen and black ink, graphite and graphite frottage, and traces of black chalk, on grayish-white paper laid down on cardboard
Inscribed back of mount, in blue crayon: "165" (encircled)
33.7 × 43.8 cm (13 5/16 × 17 1/4 in.)
Robert A. Waller Fund
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J. B. de la Faille, The Works of Vincent van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings (Amsterdam, 1970), pp. 442- 43, no. 1240a (ill.).
Nicholas Wadley, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Drawing (Lawrence King Ltd., 1991), p. 272 (ill.).
J. B. de la Faille, Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Works on Paper (San Francisco, 1992), I:317, no. 1240a, II:CCXXV (ill.).
Jan Hulsker, The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches (Amsterdam, 1996), no. 467 (ill.).
Sandy Brooke, Hooked on Drawing (Englewood Cliffs, 1996), p. 89 (ill.).
Belinda Thomson, Van Gogh (Chicago, 2001), pp. 23, 89, and 106, pl. 2 (detail, p. 15).
Sandy Brooke, Drawing as Expression, Techniques and Concepts (Upper Saddle River, 2002), p. 153 (ill.).
Minneapolis, Minn., Walker Art Center, 1940.
The Hague, Netherlands, Gemeentemuseum, “Verzamelingt H. P. Bremmer,” Mar. 9-Apr. 23, 1950, p. 10, cat. 52 (not ill.).
Dordrechts Museum, “Boom, Bloem en Plant,” July 16-Aug. 31, 1955, p. 29, cat. 186 as “Knotberken” (not ill.).
Munich, Haus der Kunst, “Vincent van Gogh: 1853-1890,” Oct.-Dec. 1956, n.p., cat. 46 (ill.), as Die Kopfweiden,
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, “Vincent Van Gogh,” Feb.-Mar. 1960, pp. 42-43, cat. 98 (ill.).
Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, “Eindhoven verzamelt, van Jongkind tot Jorn,” Nov. 5-Dec. 13, 1960, n.p., cat. 144; also the Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam, Dec. 17, 1960-Jan. 30, 1961.
Munich, Germany, Städtische Galerie, “Vincent van Gogh Zeichnungen und Aquarelle,” May 23-June 25, 1961, cat. 35 as “Kopfweiden”.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Great Drawings from The Art Institute of Chicago: The Harold Joachim Years 1958-1983,” July 24-Sept. 30, 1985, pp. 164-165, cat. 75 (ill.).
Hendricus Petrus Bremmer (1871-1956), The Hague, by 1950 [The Hague 1950]. H. Bremmer, Zeist, by 1960 [Paris 1960]. Sold by E. V. Thaw and Co., New York, to the Art Institute of Chicago, 1969.
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