Still Life Paintings Using the Same Vase?

It was recently brought to our attention that three of the still life paintings which Van Gogh completed in May of 1890, near the end of his life, all depict the same vase.  We did a little bit of our own investigating and determined that this is most likely correct. It appears that the vase in Still Life: Vase with Irises Against a Yellow Background is the same as the vase in Still Life: Vase with Roses.  The vase in Still Life: Pink Roses in a Vase has a similar shape and handle on the side but is obviously a different color, which could simply be artistic license.  It’s difficult to say with absolute …..

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