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Vase with Carnations, 1886

  • Vincent van Gogh, Dutch, 1853-1890

Oil on canvas

  • Unframed: 17 × 14 inches (43.2 × 35.6 cm)
  • 24 1/2 × 21 1/4 × 1 1/2 inches (62.2 × 54 × 3.8 cm)

Gift of the Estate of Catherine Kresge Dewey



European Modern Art to 1950

  • Post-impressionist
  • Oil
  • Canvas
  • Still life
  • Painting (visual work)
  • Vase
  • Carnations

(J.P. Schneider, Frankfurt am Main, Germany), by 1909; bought by Albert Ullmann [1862-1912] and Hedwig Ullmann [born Nathan, later Ullin] [1872-1945] (Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and Melbourne, Australia), 1909; transferred by Hedwig Ullmann to Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland, as a deposit, August 25, 1931; per Hedwig Ullmann's instructions, shipped by Kunsthalle Basel to (Emil Hirsch, New York, New York), March 10, 1939. Mr. and Mrs. William Goetz [1903-1969] (Los Angeles, California), prior to or in 1947; bought by (Wildenstein & Co., New York, New York), 1947; bought by Catherine Kresge [Mrs. Charles B. Murphy, later Catherine Kresge Dewey] [1908-1990] (Detroit, Michigan, and East Hampton, Suffolk County, New York), 1950; bequeathed to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan), 1990

Dorn, R. and W. Feilchenfeldt. "Genuine or fake? On the history and problems of Van Gogh connoisseurship," The Mythology of Vincent van Gogh, ed. Kodera Tsukasa, Eng. ed. Y. Rosenberg. Tokyo/ Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Asahi National Broadcasting Co. Ltd. and John Benjamins B.V., 1993, p. 280, (fig. 167a) [obverse in color], (fig. 167b) [reverse]. Bailey, M. "Van Gogh the Fakes Debate," Apollo (January 2005): pp. 55-63, esp. p. 59, no. 17, (repr.). Van Gogh: Still Lifes. Exh. cat., Museum Barberini. Potsdam, 2019, pp. 152-154, cat. 10 (ill.).

Vincent van Gogh, Vase with Carnations, 1886, oil on canvas. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Estate of Catherine Kresge Dewey, 2019.20.