Van Gogh's Portrait of a Woman Sold for 4.5 Million Euros at Tefaf Fair

At the Tefaf art fair, a portrait by Van Gogh, painted in 1884, was bought for more than 4.5 million euros

"Portrait of an Elderly Peasant Woman in a White Headscarf", 1884, December. The dimensions of the work are 36x29 cm, executed in oil on canvas. ​​​​​​

At the international art and antiques fair Tefaf, considered an important event in the art world and taking place in Maastricht, a portrait painting by the renowned Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was sold, reports NOS.

The piece, depicting an elderly woman in a white bonnet and painted in 1884 in the town of Nuenen, was acquired for an amount exceeding 4.5 million euros.

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The sale was conducted by the American gallery M.S. Rau, and the buyer was a private individual owning a private museum outside of Europe, accessible to the general public, although the exact location of the museum is not specified.

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"Portrait of an Elderly Peasant Woman in a White Bonnet", painted by Vincent van Gogh in December 1884, is one of his early works, created before his move to France and during the period when he was developing his unique, easily recognizable style.

The dimensions of the work are 36x29 cm, and it is executed in oil on canvas.

This painting reflects Van Gogh's interest in depicting ordinary people, their labor, and life, which was evident throughout his career.

During this period, Vincent van Gogh lived in the Netherlands, in the town of Nuenen, and worked extensively on depicting peasant scenes and portraits.

His interest in the life and labor of ordinary people manifested in an effort to show their dignity and hard work through art.

Paintings from this period are distinguished by deep empathy for their subjects and attention to the details of their everyday lives.

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