JOSEPH A. SMITH. "One day in the spring of 1888, Vincent van Gogh put on his straw hat, gathered his art supplies, and went out to paint." Illustration for the opening double-page spread in "The Yellow House: Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin Side by Side" by Susan Goldman Rubin (New York: Abrams, 2001). Watercolor and gouache on paper. 305x483 mm; 12x19 inches, image. Signed in image, lower right. Archivally framed. Provenance: Collection of Robert and Alice Dornish. Exhibited: Reading Public Museum, November 2004; Kutztown University Sharadin Gallery, January 2005.
A charming illustration from Rubin's book about the productive and sometimes contentious working relationship between van Gogh and Paul Cezanne in Arles, France, during the fall of 1888, while the two worked out of van Gogh's famed yellow studio.