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GOGH, Vincent van, 1853-90.
e Artist : painter
Portrait: Dr. Paul Gachet, the Doctor (detail).
Portrait of Doctor Gachet.
g June 1890
b 68.0 x 57.0 cm.
c Oil on canvas.
Inventory: R.F. 1949-16
The Portrait of Doctor Gachet is one of Van Gogh's most famous paintings. It's notable for a number of reasons. It was painted in the last few months of Vincent's life and the subject has been the focus of a great deal of controversy. How competent was Doctor Gachet? What did Vincent mean when he wrote to Theo "First of all, he is sicker than I am, I think, or shall we say just as much"
Style: Dutch Post Impressionist / Pointillist.
School: Post Impressionist / Pointillist.
Movement: Post Impressionism.
France, Paris, Musee d'Orsay. ID=FPO
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)