L'Arlésienne: Madame Joseph-Michel Ginoux  1889

by Vincent van Gogh

While in Arles, Van Gogh painted two very similar portraits of Marie Ginoux, the proprietress of the Café de la Gare, wearing the regional costume of the legendary dark-haired beauties of Arles. The first version, which he described in a letter of November 1888 as "an Arlésienne . . . knocked off in one hour," must be the more thinly and summarily executed portrait in the ...
91.4 x 73.7 cm
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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