Head of a Skeleton with a Burning Cigarette1885-1886 by Vincent van Gogh

Painted in Antwerp, January - February 1886.

Vincent smoked tobacco; now we know this is a very bad habit:

"Did I you already tell that I have taken up smoking a pipe again?
I have found in it an old faithful friend, I believe that we never more will separate.
Uncle Vincent told me that you smoke too."
(Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh, Paris, 10 December 1875).
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Period / movement: post-impressionism
Dimensions (h/w/d): 13 10 (32 25)
Location: Van Gogh Museum , Amsterdam, The Netherlands