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Landscape at Saint-Rémy (Enclosed Field with Peasant)



On display in H206

oil paintcanvaspainting

Artwork Details

Creation Date
oil on canvas
Object Types
paintings, oil paintings

30 x 37-1/2 in. (canvas) 39-1/2 x 46-7/8 x 4-1/4 in. (framed, Optium)

Accession Number
Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. James W. Fesler in memory of Daniel W. and Elizabeth C. Marmon

Public Domain

European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1945

Color Palette

By inheritance to the artist's brother Theo van Gogh [d.1891]; to his wife, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger;{1} sold to (Paul Cassirer, Berlin, Germany) in May 1905;{2} sold to Robert von Mendelssohn [1857-1917], Berlin, Germany;{3} by inheritance to his widow Giulietta von Mendelssohn, Berlin-Grunewald; to her children Eleonora [1900-1951] and Francesco [1901-1972], Berlin, New York;{4} on consignment to (J.K. Thannhauser, New York, New York).{5} probably directly to (Arnold Seligmann, Rey & Co., New York);{6} sold by them to Mrs. James W. Fesler (Caroline Marmon Fesler), Indianapolis, Indiana; given to the John Herron Art Institute, now the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, in the same month.{7} {1} After the death of Theo, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger's brother Andries Bonger, made an inventory list of 311 works in his sister's possession. Landscape at Saint-Rémy is identified as no. 309 on this list; see documentation provided by Walter Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh & Paul Cassirer, Berlin: The Reception of van Gogh in Germany from 1901 to 1914 (Cahier Vincent 2), Zwolle 1988: p. 109. {2} Johanna van Gogh-Bonger's list of works destined for Cassirer in Berlin; see facsimile in Feilchenfeldt, p. 80. Paul Cassirer's stockbook records the purchase of this canvas along with eight others in May 1905; see facsimile in Feilchenfeldt, p. 18. {3} Paul Cassirer's stockbook records the sale of this canvas to Mendelssohn in May 1905; photocopy courtesy of Walter Feilchenfeldt, Zürich, October 2003. {4} Eleonora emigrated to the United States in 1935 and became a citizen; Francesco emigrated in 1933; information provided in correspondence with Hans-Günter Klein, Mendelssohn-Archiv, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, May 2003. {5} Janet Briner of the Silva-Casa Foundation in Geneva, in a letter of 20 May 2004, confirms that this painting is listed as # 2054 in the Works of art on consignment index cards in the Archives Justin K. Thannhauser (owner: Francesco and Eleonora von Mendelssohn; their agent: Fredrick Kempner). {6} Many dealers in New York knew of this painting and the von Mendelssohns' interest in selling it. Kempner's correspondence with the von Mendelssohns between June 1942 and June 1943 confirms that the painting was on consignment to Thannhauser, see Eleonora Mendelssohn Papers, Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Box 8, folder 8. Despite the fact that Paul Rosenberg & Co. has been listed on occasion as a gallery through which this painting passed, a phone conversation with Elaine Rosenberg in October 2003 indicates that this was not the case. {7} Bill of sale in IMA Historical File (44.74).

Exhibition Name



The Lume: Van Gogh

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

July 27, 2021 - May 30, 2022

Van Gogh and the Olive Groves

Dallas Museum of Art

October 17, 2021 - February 6, 2022

Van Gogh and Nature

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

June 14, 2015 - September 13, 2015

The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters

The Royal Academy of Arts London

January 23, 2010 - April 18, 2010

Painted with Words: Viincent Van Gogh's Letters to Emile Bernard, 1887-1889

The Pierpont Morgan Library

September 28, 2007 - January 6, 2008

Van Gogh: Fields

Toledo Museum of Art

February 21, 2003 - May 18, 2003

Van Gogh and the Labors of the Field

Indianapolis Museum of Art

January 15, 2002 - June 9, 2002

Millet - Van Gogh

Musée d'Orsay

September 17, 1998 - January 3, 1999

A Shared Heritage: Art by Four African Americans

Indianapolis Museum of Art

February 24, 1996 - April 2, 1996


Indianapolis Museum of Art

September 2, 1995 - October 29, 1995

Vincent Van Gogh 1990


March 30, 1990 - July 29, 1990

Van Gogh in Saint Remy and Auvers

Metropolitan Museum of Art

October 27, 1986 - March 22, 1987

Caroline Marmon Fesler Collection

Indianapolis Museum of Art

August 4, 1976 - October 10, 1976

Tribute to Caroline Marmon Fesler, Collector

John Herron Art Institute and Museum

November 15, 1961 - December 17, 1961

The Art and Life of Vincent Van Gogh: Exhibition in aid of American and Dutch War Relief

Wildenstein & Company, Inc.

October 6, 1943 - November 7, 1943

Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh

Worcester Art Museum

October 28, 1942 - November 28, 1942

Paintings by Vincent Van Gogh

Baltimore Museum of Art

September 18, 1942 - October 18, 1942

European and American Painting 1500 -1900

1940 - 1940

Erste Sonderausstellung in Berlin

January 9, 1927 - February 15, 1927


1921 - 1921

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