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File:Vincent van Gogh - Portret van de postbode Joseph Roulin.jpg


Title Postman Joseph Roulin
Date 1888
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Height: 81.3 cm (32 in). Width: 65.4 cm (25.7 in).
Out on loan
Accession number 35.1982
Object history 1889, given or left by the artist to Joseph and Marie Ginoux, Arles; July 9, 1897, sold by the Ginoux, through Henri Laget, to Ambroise Vollard (b. 1867 - d. 1939), Paris; probably September 1, 1897, sold by Vollard to Cornelis Hoogendijk (b. 1866 - d. 1911), The Hague; May 21-22, 1912, posthumous Hoogendijk sale, Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, lot 26, to Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris (stock no. 19248) and Paul Cassirer, Inc., Berlin; 1916, sold by Cassirer to Carl Sternheim (b. 1878 - d. 1942) and Théa Sternheim (b. 1883 - d. 1971), La Hulpe, Belgium; February 11, 1919, Théa Sternheim sale, Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, lot 8, not sold; until 1928, in the Sternheim collection; 1928, sold by Théa Sternheim, through Alfred Flechtheim, to the Galerie Étienne Bignou, Paris; 1928, sold by Bignou to M. Knoedler and Co., New York (stock no. A289) and Alex Reid and Lefèvre, Ltd., London; 1928, sold by Knoedler to Robert Treat Paine, 2nd (b. 1861 - d. 1943), Boston; 1935, gift of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd, to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 5, 1935)
Credit line Gift of Robert Treat Paine, 2nd

Catalogues raisonnés:

  • F432:  Jacob Baart de la Faille (1970) [1928] The Works of Vincent van Gogh. His Paintings and Drawings., Amsterdam: J.M. Meulenhoff, no. 432.
  • JH1522 :  Jan Hulsker (1980), The Complete Van Gogh, Oxford: Phaidon, no. 1522.
Source/Photographer 1. The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
2. The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
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