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Bank of the Oise at Auvers, 1890

  • Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 28 × 36 7/8 inches (71.1 × 93.7 cm)
  • 37 × 44 1/4 × 3 1/2 inches (94 × 112.4 × 8.9 cm)

Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill


until 1905, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger [1862-1925] (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

1905, acquired by (Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, Germany)

Carl Reininghaus (Vienna, Austria)

May-June 1914, (Paul Cassirer Gallery, Berlin, Germany) cat. 143

1914, Mrs. F.O. Oppenheim (Berlin, Germany)

1927-1928, (Thannhauser Art Gallery, Berlin, Germany)

1931-1935, (Knoedler & Co., New York, New York, USA)

purchased by Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1939] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA)

1970-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Exhibition. Exh. cat., Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, 1905, no. 145. [lent by Mrs. J. van Gogh-Bonger.] Exh. cat., Paul Cassirer Gallery. Berlin, 1914, cat. 143. Exh. cat., Galerie Tannhauser. Berlin, 1927, cat. 1136. Coquiot, G. Vincent van Gogh. Paris, 1923, p. 321. Faille, J. B. de la. L'oeuvre de Van Gogh: Catalogue Raisonné. Paris, 1928, vol. 1, p. 226, no. 798; vol. 2, pl. 223. A Century of Progress Exhibitions. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1933, cat. 375. [lent by M. Knoedler & Co.] "Boats." Art News 31 (June 1933): p. 3 (ill.). Uhde, W. Van Gogh. London, 1936, p. 71, no. 35 (ill.). [owner as Knoedler & Co.] Goldscheider, L., and W. Uhde. Vincent Van Gogh. London, 1937, no. 101, pl. 101. [as Bank of the River, With Rowing Boats at Auvers; cited as the property of Knoedler & Co.] Faille, J. B. de la. Vincent van Gogh, 2nd ed. New York, 1939, p. 537, no. 785 (ill.). Goldscheider, L., and W. Uhde. Vincent van Gogh. New York, 1941, p. 5, no. 102, pl. 102. [erroneously citing owner as Berlin, Mrs. F. Oppenheim-photo Hanfstaengl.] Finley, G.E. Van Gogh, New York, 1966, p. 29, pl. 77. [erroneously as in Otterlo, Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller.] McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Art. London, 1969, vol. 5, pp. 407-408. The Robert Hudson Tannahill Bequest to The Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1970, pp. 18–19 (ill.), 27. [as "The Riverbank, La Grenouillère"] Faille, J. B. de la. The Works of Vincent Van Gogh, 3rd ed. Amsterdam, 1970, p. 304, F798, p. 305 (ill.). Cummings, Frederick J. and Charles H. Elam, eds. The Detroit Institute of Arts Illustrated Handbook. Detroit, 1971, p. 163 (ill.). Lecaldano, P. L'Opera pittorica completa di Van Gogh. Milan, 1971, vol. 2, pp. 231-232, no. 844 (ill.). Hulsker, J. The Complete Van Gogh. Amsterdam, 1977, p. 464, no. 2021 (ill.). Barrielle, J.F. La vie et l'oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh. Paris, 1984, p. 191 (ill.). Mothe, A. Vincent Van Gogh à Auvers-sur-Oise. Paris, 1987, pp. 158-159 (ill.). Pickvance, Ronald. Van Gogh in Saint Rémy and Auvers. Exh. cat., Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1986, pp.245-247, cat. 70 (ill.). [Pickvance dates painting to July 1890.] Feilchenfeldt, W. Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Cassirer, Berlin. Zwolle, 1988, p. 121, no. F798 (ill.). Vincent van Gogh. Exh. cat., Rijksmuseum. Amsterdam, 1990, p. 266, cat. 121 (ill.). Supinen, M. "Julien Leclercq: a Champion of the unknown Vincent van Gogh." Jong Holland 6 (1990): pp. 5-14, p. 14 (fig. 12). Hulsker, J. The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches. Amsterdam and Philadelphia, 1996, pp. 462, 464, no. 2021 (ill.). [as June 1890.] Zemel, C. Van Gogh's Progress Utopia, Modernity, and Late-Nineteenth Century Art. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London, 1997, p. 217, (fig. 127). Walther, I.F. & R. Metzger. Vincent van Gogh: The Complete Paintings. Cologne, 1997, p. 681 (ill.). Welsh-Ovcharov, Bogomila. Van Gogh in Provence and Auvers. Southport, 1999, p. 261 (ill.). Degas to Matisse: Impressionist and Modern Masterpieces from The Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., the Phillips Collection. Washington, D.C., 2000, pp. 88 (ill.), 139. Wissman, F.W. European Vistas: Cultural Landscapes. Detroit, 2000, pp. 97-99 (ill.). Bulletin of the DIA: Annual Report 77, no. 3/4 (2003): p. 8 (ill. only). Solana, G. Van Gogh Los Ultimos Paisajes Auvers-sur-Oise. Exh. cat., Museo Thuyssen-Bornemisza. Madrid, 2007, pp. 35, 82-83, 150, cat. 18 (ill.). Homburg, Cornelia. Vincent van Gogh, Timeless Country–Modern City. Exh. cat., Complesso Monumentale del Vittoriano. Rome, 2010, p. 193, no. 88.

Vincent van Gogh, Bank of the Oise at Auvers, 1890, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill, 70.159.