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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Vincent van Gogh

Jardin devant le Mas Debray

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May 17, 12:56 AM GMT


20,000,000 - 30,000,000 USD

Lot Details


Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

Vincent van Gogh

1853 - 1890

Jardin devant le Mas Debray 

oil on canvas

12 ⅛ by 16 ⅛ in. 30.8 by 41 cm.

Executed in Summer 1887. 

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

Theo van Gogh, Paris (acquired by descent from the artist)

Jo van Gogh-Bonger, Paris (acquired by descent from the above)

Moderne Galerie Heinrich Thannhauser, Munich (acquired by 1916)

Amelie Bonn-Schuster, Frankfurt (probably acquired from the above in 1916 and until at least 1930)

Paul Graupe and Arthur Goldschmidt, Paris 

Baronne Miriam Caroline Alexandrine von Goldschmidt-Rothschild (née de Rothschild), Paris (acquired from the above in October 1937)

Confiscated by the ERR from the above on 4 December 1941 and sent to Berlin in early 1942 

"Exchange No. 3" Andreas Hofer acting for Hermann Göring with Hans Wendland/Theodore Fischer

Emile Bührle, Zurich (acquired from the above on 18 April 1942) 

Kunstmuseum, Bern (secured in 1946)

Restituted to Baronne Alexandrine de Rothschild, Paris (5 July 1948)

Lucy Georgine Leontine Spiegl (née Goldschmidt de Rothschild, sister-in-law of the above; acquired by descent from the above)

Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York (on consignment from the above in 1965) 

Acquavella Galleries, New York (acquired from the above on 13 June 1966)

Elinor Dorrance Ingersoll, New York and Newport (acquired in 1967)

Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd. (Lefevre Galleries), London (acquired in 1978 and until at least 1991)

Ryojei Saito Collection, Fuji City (acquired by 1996)

Galerie Michael Haas, Berlin

Private Collection, Switzerland

Acquavella Galleries, New York

Private Collection, United States (acquired from the above in 2006)

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Galerien Thannhauser, ed., Katalog der Modernen galerie Heinrich Thannhauser München, Munich, 1916, pl. 36, illustrated (titled Landschaft mit Häsern )

Kurt Pfister, Vincent van Gogh, Potsdam, 1922, pl. 39, illustrated (titled Garten)

Jacob-Baart de la Faille, L’Oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh, catalgoue raisonné, vol. I, Paris and Brussels, 1928, no. 810, p. 229, catalogued; vol. II, no. 810, pl. CCXXVII, illustrated (titled Paysage)

Willem Scherjon and Josiah de Gruyter, Vincent Van Gogh's Great Period, Amsterdam, 1937, no. 200, p. 364, illustrated (titled Landscape with House)

Jacob-Baart de la Faille, Vincent van Gogh, Paris, 1939, no. 799, p. 544, illustrated (titled Landscape, dated Auvers, June 1890)

Jacob-Baart de la Faille, The Works of Vincent Van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings, New York, 1970, no. F810, p. 306, illustrated (titled Houses with Sunflowers, dated Auvers, June 1890 and with incorrect support)

Paolo Lecaldano, L'Opera pittorica completa di Vincent van Gogh e i suoi grafici, vol. II, Milan, 1971, no. 833, p. 229, illustrated (titled Case (con girasoli, ecc.) and dated Auvers, June 1890)

Jan Hulsker, The Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1977, no. 2109, p. 479, illustrated (titled A Garden with Sunflowers, dated Auvers, July 1890 and with incorrect support)

Ingo Walther and Rainer Metzger, Vincent Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings, vol. I, Cologne, 1990, p. 685, illustrated (titled House with Sunflowers, dated Auvers, July 1890 and with incorrect support)

Giovanni Testori and Luisa Arrigoni, Van Gogh, Catalogo completo dei dipinti, Florence, 1990, no. 823, p. 378, illustrated (titled Giardino con girasoli, dated June 1890 and with incorrect support)

Lynn H. Nicholas, The Rape of Europa. The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War, London, 1994, pp. 168-69

Jan Hulsker, The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Amsterdam, 1996, no. 2109, p. 291, illustrated (titled Sunflowers in the Garden of Debray near the Moulin de Blute-Fin, dated Summer 1887 and with incorrect support)

Esther Tisa Francini, Anja Heuss and Georg Kreis, Fluchtgut-Raubgut. Der Transfer von Kulturgütern in und über die Schweiz 1933-1945 und die Frage der Restitution, Zurich, 2001, p. 106, footnote 267; p. 254, footnote 355; p. 286, footnote 3; p. 377, no. R 16 and p. 385

Lukas Gloor and Marco Goldin, Stiftung Sammlung E.G. Bührle Zürich. Katalog III, Zurich 2004, pp. 14 and 22, footnote 17

Exh. Cat., Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum and New York, Neue Galerie, Van Gogh and Expressionism, 2006-07, p. 168

Ella Hendriks and Louis van Tilborgh, Vincent van Gogh Paintings, vol. II, Antwerp & Paris 1885-1888, Amsterdam, 2011, ill. no. 115d, p. 575; p. 427, illustrated in color

Walter Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh, The Years in France, Complete Paintings 1886-1890, London, 2013, p. 86, illustrated in color (titled Houses with Sunflowers)

Stefan Koldehoff and Chris Stolwijk, eds., The Thannhauser Gallery, Marketing Van Gogh, Brussels, 2017, no. 16, p. 130, catalogued; p. 131, illustrated in color (titled Garden with Sunflowers)

Frankfurt, Galerie M. Goldschmidt, Vincent Van Gogh Gemälde, 1928, no. 46 (titled Landschaft and dated Auvers 1890)

Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, Vincent Van Gogh en zijn tijdenooten, 1930, no. 111 (titled Landweg)

Basel, Galerie Schulthess, Vincent Van Gogh 25 Werke, Hollandhilfe, 1945, no. 18  

London, Lefevre Gallery, An Exhibition of XIX & XX Century Paintings, 1990

Essen, Museum Folkwang and Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, Vincent van Gogh en de moderne kunst, 1890-1914, 1990-91, no. 11, p. 83, illustrated in color (titled Huizen met zonnenbloemen op Montmartre and dated 1887)

Treviso, Casa dei Carraresi, Da Cézanne a Mondrian. Impressionismo, espressionismo, cubismo e il paesaggio del nuovo secolo in Europa: 1878-1918, 1999-2000, p. 21, illustrated in color (titled Giardino con girasoli and dated 1887) 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada, Van Gogh Up Close, 2012 (not included in the catalogue)