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Vincent van Gogh

A Pair of Lovers (Eglogue en Provence)

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7,000,000 - 10,000,000 GBP

Property of a Distinguished Japanese Private Collector

Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh

A Pair of Lovers (Eglogue en Provence)

A Pair of Lovers (Eglogue en Provence)


7,000,000 - 10,000,000 GBP

Lot sold:



Property of a Distinguished Japanese Private Collector

Vincent van Gogh

1853 - 1890

A Pair of Lovers (Eglogue en Provence)

oil on canvas

32.7 by 22.8cm., 12⅞ by 9 in.

Executed in Arles in March 1888.

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




1853 - 1890年



32.5 x 23 公分;12¾ x 9 英寸



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Joseph M. Ginoux & Marie Ginoux-Julien, Arles (acquired by 1898; probably acquired from the artist)

L. Molinard, Marseille (acquired by 1901)

Henri Bernstein, Paris (sold: Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 8th June 1911, lot 29) 

Galerie Bernheim-Jeune, Paris 

Jos. Hessel, Paris 

Galerie Vildrac, Paris 

Hermann Lie, Oslo (acquired by 1928)

J. E. Werenskiold, Lysaker, Oslo (acquired by 1968) 

Private Collection (sold: Sotheby's, London, 25th March 1986, lot 13) 

Private Collection, London (purchased at the above sale. Sold: Sotheby’s, London, 26th June 2001, lot 10) 

Private Collection (purchased at the above sale)

Private Collection, Japan (acquired from the above. Sold: Sotheby's, New York, 7th May 2013, lot 59) 

Purchased at the above sale by the present owner









J・E・韋倫斯基德,奧斯陸萊薩克 (1968年或之前購入)






Jakob-Baart de la Faille, L’œuvre de Vincent Van Gogh. Catalogue Raisonné, Paris & Brussels, 1928, vol. I, no. 544, catalogued p. 155; vol. II, no. 544, illustrated pl. CXLIX (titled Eglogue en Provence)

Willem Scherjon & Jos de Gruyter, Vincent Van Gogh’s Great Period, Amsterdam, 1937, no. 181, illustrated p. 192 (titled Pastoral Idyll)

Jakob-Baart de la Faille, Vincent Van Gogh, Paris, 1939, no. 548, illustrated p. 385 

The Complete Letters of Vincent Van Gogh, London, 1958, vol. II, letter no. 470, mentioned p. 534; vol. III, letter no. B2[2], mentioned p. 477 

Jakob-Baart de la Faille, The Works of Vincent Van Gogh. His Paintings and Drawings, London, 1970, no. F544, illustrated p. 230 (titled A Pair of Lovers)

Paolo Lecaldano, Tout l’œuvre peint de Van Gogh. Vol. II. 1888-1890, Paris, 1971, no. 491, illustrated p. 205 (titled Eglogue en Provence)

Jan Hulsker, The Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, New York, 1977, no. 1369, illustrated p. 309 (titled Walking Couple)

Bruce Bernard (ed.), Vincent by Himself, London, 1985, illustrated in colour p. 219 (titled Walking Couple)

Ingo F. Walther & Rainer Metzger, Vincent van Gogh. Sämtliche Gemälde, Cologne, 1989, vol. II, illustrated in colour p. 315 (titled Liebespaar in Arles)

Jan Hulsker, The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1996, no. 1369, illustrated p. 309 (titled Walking Couple)

Ingo F. Walther & Rainer Metzger, Vincent van Gogh. The Complete Paintings, Cologne, 2001, illustrated in colour p. 315 (titled Two Lovers)

Hans Luijten, Van Gogh and Love, Amsterdam, 2007, detail illustrated in colour on the cover (titled Two Lovers)

Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten & Nienke Bakker (eds.), Vincent van Gogh, Painted with Words: The Letters to Emile Bernard, New York, 2008, illustrated in colour p. 136 

Van Gogh and the Colors of the Night (exhibition catalogue), The Museum of Modern Art, New York & Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2008-09, no. 98, illustrated in colour p. 137 (titled Two Lovers)

Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten & Nienke Bakker (eds.), Vincent van Gogh: The Letters. The Complete Illustrated and Annotated Edition, New York, 2009, vol. 4, illustrated in colour pp. 29, 30 & 33; mentioned in letter no. 587, p. 28 and in letter no. 588, p. 30; vol. 6, listed p. 13 (titled Walking Couple)

Walter Feilchenfeldt, Vincent Van Gogh. The Years in France. Complete Paintings 1886-1890, London, 2013, illustrated in colour p. 137 (titled Walking Couple)


雅各布・巴特・德拉法伊  ,《文森・梵谷 作品專題目錄》,巴黎及布魯塞爾,1928年,第I冊,品號544,頁155收錄;第II冊,品號544,圖版CXLIX


雅各布・巴特・德拉法伊,《文森・梵谷 》,巴黎,1939年,品號548,頁385載圖







楊・胡斯卡,《 新梵谷全集:油畫、素描、速寫》,阿姆斯特丹,1996年,品號1369,頁309載圖






Sapporo, The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art; Tokyo, The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; Kyoto, The National Museum of Modern Art & Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, Van Gogh & Japan, 2017-18, no. 84, illustrated in colour in the catalogue (titled Two Lovers