L’Arlésienne1890 by Vincent van Gogh

Saint-Rémy: Feb. 1890.

... when Van Gogh was in an asylum, he produced 5 more paintings of Madame Ginoux based on Gauguin’s sketch from 1888, including the one shown here. (http://www.gwennseemel.com/index.php/blog/comments-fr/arlesienne_is_missing/)

Van Gogh painted a total of 7 portraits of Madame Ginoux the owner of the Café de la Gare in Arles, France. Van Gogh came to know Madame Ginoux, or Marie Jullian the wife of Joseph-Michel Ginoux, while he took lodging at the café from May to September of 1888 before moving into the Yellow House. (http://blog.vangoghgallery.com/index.php/2013/09/17/the-madame-ginoux-portraits-by-vincent-van-gogh/)

One of the portraits painted while in the asylum was intended for Gauguin, another for Theo, one for Madame Ginoux and one for Van Gogh himself. He wrote to his sister, Wil, on June 5, 1890 and described his aim for his portraits: “I... (http://blog.vangoghgallery.com/index.php/2013/09/17/the-madame-ginoux-portraits-by-vincent-van-gogh/)
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Media: oil on canvas
Location: Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna Rome, Italy, Europe , Rome