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aDSC 0053Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), The Night Cafe, 1889, Yale University Art Gallery

Headlines were made when an old friends book was mentioned in the New York Post this past Sunday. Veteran journalist picked up where we left off several years ago in the story of trying to ascertain ultimate authenticity of the Met Annenberg van Gogh, "Wheat Fields with Cypresses." Not to go into James Grundvig's book to much, his ultimate point is a truism about the artist, if the examples are right, there has to be evidence of the rolled up state when Vincent shipped his canvases back home to brother Theo in Paris via narrow gauge late 1880's primitive French Railroads. In extreme magnification, it is pretty obvious to see.

aDSC 0053detailDetail of the Night Cafe, Yale

apair0151 Irises1890Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Irises, 1890, Metropolitan Museum of Art

apair0152 Irises detailright Irises detail, center right

bpair0177mrsroulinVincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Mrs. Roulin, Metropolitan Museum of Art

bpair0178mrsr rightDetail, Mrs. Roulin, lower right

cpair0219OliveTrees 1889Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Olive Trees, 1889, Metropolitan Museum of Art

cpair0221Olive Trees1889sky rightDetail Olive Trees Sky Right

dpair0229womenpickingOlive1889Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Women Picking Olives, 1889, Metropolitan Museum of Art

dpair0278Detail, Women picking Olives, Center

epair0239rosesVincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Roses, Metropolitan Museum of Art

epair0240rosedetailcenterDetail Roses, Center

gpair0259FirstSteps1890Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), First Steps, 1890, Metropolitan Museum of Art

gpair0260Firststeps detaillowerleftDetail, First Steps, Lower left

hpair0291Cypresses1889Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Cypresses, 1889, Metropolitan Museum of Art

hpair0292cypressesupperrightDetail, Cypresses, Upper Right (Moon)

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*  To see Wheat Field and Cypresses at the MET, click here

*  To see A Wheat Field with Cypresses at the National Gallery in London click here

*  Grundvig on van Gogh


About the Author

Robert Alexander Boyle

Robert Alexander Boyle

 Alexander Boyle is a graduate of Trinity College, Hartford, CT where he majored in History. Prior to graduation he co-authored the seminal book Acid Rain in 1983. Alex has worked for the Metropo...