Cataloging Van Gogh’s Works

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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