In 1884, Vincent van Gogh created three paintings all titled Water Mill at Gennep. Van Gogh spent time in Neunen from 1883-1885 and during this time he studied the rural life of the people as well as their surroundings and he executed a number of landscapes, including the 3 watermill paintings. In a letter to his brother, Theo, Van Gogh mentioned the freezing working conditions in which he painted the mill, “Though it has been freezing pretty hard here for the last few days, I am still at work out-of-doors, on a rather large study (more than 40 inches) of an old water mill at Gennep, on the other side …..
Some would say that Van Gogh categorized his own works as he referenced them as studies, pictures, paintings from nature or studio repetitions and as part of a series or as independent pieces. However, with over 2,000 artworks to his name a catalogue system is the best way to keep track of all these paintings and drawings. Over time, 2 main cataloging systems have emerged which organize Van Gogh’s works. Often when you see an image of a Van Gogh work it will indicate F numbers or JH numbers. Below you will find an explanation of the two different systems. Jacob-Baart de la Faille was the first to attempt to …..
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