8 x 10"
oil on panel
In 1890, in a letter to his sister, Vincent van Gogh described his joy of painting multiple versions sunflowers. He wrote the paintings were “almost a cry of anguish while symbolizing gratitude in the rustic sunflower.” It brought him comfort and familiarity and raised his spirits, he continued to write.
A couple stands between van Gogh's Sunflowers and Still Life: Vase with Fourteen Sunflowers exhibited together in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
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