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Sower (Front View) by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

Sower (Front View), 1882

Pencil on paper
48.3 x 24.4 cm (19 x 9.63 in)
Works on Paper
Unique artwork
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Momentum 12M
Last recorded sale at Sotheby's, New York (17 May 2023)

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Past Sales
ImageSale dateAuction houseLocationSale nameLot No.EstimatePrice SoldConditionTitle
May 17, 2023
Sotheby'sNew YorkModern Day Auction217
$****** - ******
Sower (Front View)
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Artwork Description

Works on Paper


48.3 x 24.4 cm (19 x 9.63 in)


pencil on paper


bearing the signature Vincent (lower right)


Galerie d'Art Oldenzeel, Rotterdam

Henri Cornelis Sijthoff, Wassenaar (acquired before 1927)

Adriana Metje Sijthoff-Burgerhout, Wassenaar (by descent from the above and until at least 1965)

Han Jüngeling, The Hague and Amsterdam

Sotheby's, London, 5 December 1968, lot 283 (consigned by the above)

Acquired from the above by the present owner


Paris, Musée Jacquemart André, Vincent Van Gogh, 1960, no. 88


Jean-Baptiste de la Faille, L'Oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh , Catalogue raisonné , vol. III, Paris and Brussels 1928, no. 1000, p. 41 (titled Le semeur ); vol. IV, no. 1000, pl. XLIV, illustrated

Walther Vanbeselaere, De Hollandsche periode in het werk van Vincent van Gogh , Amsterdam 1937, pp. 66, 98, 186-87, 190, 192, 206, 233 and 409

Jean-Baptiste de la Faille, The Works of Vincent van Gogh, His Paintings and Drawings , London 1970, no. F1000, p. 371, illustrated

Jean-Baptiste de la Faille, Vincent van Gogh, The Complete Works on Paper, Catalogue Raisonné , vol. I, San Francisco 1992, no. 1000, p. 41 (titled Le semeur ); vol. II, no. 1000, p. vii, pl. XLIV, illustrated

Jan Hulsker, The Complete Van Gogh, Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam 1977, no. 276, p. 70, illustrated

Van Gogh Museum, ed., Vincent Van Gogh. Drawings, Volume I: The Early Years, 1880-1883 , Amsterdam 1996, p. 174


Vincent van Gogh

1853 - 1890

Sower (Front View)

bearing the signature Vincent (lower right)

pencil on paper

19 by 9⅝ in.

48.5 by 24.3 cm.

Executed in The Hague in December 1882.

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.