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European Art
Artist: Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, active France, 1853–1890

Square Saint-Pierre, Paris

1887

Oil on canvas

unframed: 59.4 × 81.3 cm (23 3/8 × 32 in.) framed: 87 × 109.22 × 13.02 cm (34 1/4 × 43 × 5 1/8 in.)
Gift of Henry R. Luce, B.A. 1920
1958.59
Geography: 
Depicted Paris, France
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
French
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Theo van Gogh, Paris (1887); Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Amsterdam (1891); Vincent Willem van Gogh, Laren (1925); Leopold Sutro, London (1928); Sotheby's London, lot 103 (10 November 1943); Arthur Tooth Gallery, London (1943); Royan Middleton, Dundee and Aberdeen (by 1951); Alex Reid & Levefre Gallery, Ldonon (1955); Sam Salz Gallery, New York ( – January 1956); Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Luce, New York (January 1956); Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (1958)

Bibliography: 

J. Bernard de La Faille, L’oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh (Paris: G. Van Oest, 1928), no. 276, fig. pl. LXXVI.

Alfred Sutro, Celebrities and Simple Souls (London: Duckworth, 1933), 11, 125.

J. Bernard de La Faille, Vincent van Gogh (Paris: Éditions Hypérion, 1939), 261, no. 353, ill.

Aberdeen Art Gallery, Paintings from North-East Homes, exh. cat. (Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen Art Gallery, 1951), no. 145.

Vincent van Gogh, Complete letters of Vincent van Gogh: with reproductions of all the drawings in the correspondence (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1958), 42–45.

“Recent Gifts and Purchases,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 25, no. 1 (April 1959): 29, 50, ill.

Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 11, pl. 19.

Robert L. Herbert, Neo-Impressionism, exh. cat. (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1968).

J. Bernard de La Faille, The works of Vincent van Gogh: his paintings and drawings (New York: Reynal, 1970), 138–39, 632, ill.

Mark Roskill, van Gogh, Gauguin and the Impressionist Circle (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1970), 89, fig. pl. 75.

Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, Vincent van Gogh: his Paris period 1886–1888 (Utrecht: Editions Victorine, 1976), 274, fig. pl. XIXb.

Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, Vincent van Gogh and the Birth of Cloisonism, exh. cat. (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1981), no. 5.

John Rewald, Post-Impressionism from van Gogh to Gauguin (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1982).

Andrea P. A. Belloli, ed., A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984).

Pierre Leprohon, Vincent van Gogh (Paris: Chiron-Diffusion, 1986), 351–54.

Ellen Wardwell Lee and Connie Homburg, Neo-impressionisten: Seurat tot Struycken, exh. cat. (Zwolle: Waanders Publishers, 1988).

Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, van Gogh à Paris, exh. cat. (Paris: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 1988), 104.

Walter Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cassirer, Berlin: the reception of van Gogh in Germany from 1901 to 1914 (Zwolle: Waanders Publishers, 1988), 86.

Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, van Gogh and Millet, exh. cat. (Amsterdam: Louis van Tilborgh, 1989), 95, fig. 14.

Ronald de Leeuw, van Gogh at the van Gogh Museum (Zwolle: Waanders Publishers, 1995), 76–77, ill.

Richard Boardingham, Impressionist Masterpieces in American Museums (New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 1996), 96, fig. pl. 97.

Naomi Maurer, The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom: the thought and art of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin (Madison, Wisc.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998), 55–56, fig. pl. 85.

Madeleine Korn, “”Collecting Paintings by van Gogh in Britain before the Second World War”,” van Gogh Museum Journal (2002): 135–36.

The Art Institute of Chicago, Seurat and the Making of “La Grande Jatte” (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 2004).

Susan Greenberg, “Translations: van Gogh in Paris,” The Romance Cultures Magazine (2005): 50–55, ill.

Martin Bailey, Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors (Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 2006), 43, 124, 127, fig. 24.

Walter Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh: The Years in France, Complete Paintings 1886–1890, II (London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2013), 96; 341, ill.

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Van Gogh and Nature, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2015), 121, no. 21, fig. 90.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.