- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
Imitator of Vincent van Gogh, Dutch (Groot Zundert (Zundert), The Netherlands 1853 - 1890 Auvers-sur-Oise, France)
Previously attributed to Vincent van Gogh, Dutch (Groot Zundert (Zundert), The Netherlands 1853 - 1890 Auvers-sur-Oise, France)
- Self-portrait with a Bandaged Ear and Pipe
- Other Titles
- Alternate Title: Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear / Self-Portrait with a Pipe
- Work Type
- Physical Descriptions
- Oil on canvas
- 43.18 x 33.34 cm (17 x 13 1/8 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
- Otto Wacker Art Gallery, Berlin, Sold to private collector in Switzerland.
Private Collector, Switzerland, Purchase from Otto Wacker gallery, Sold to Wildenstein, NY.
Annie Swan Coburn, Chicago, Purchase from Wildenstein Galleries, NY, Bequest to Fogg Art Museum, 1934.
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Annie Swan Coburn
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- European and American Art
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- Publication History
Jacob Baart de la Faille, Les Faux van Gogh, Les Editions G. van Oest (Paris, France, 1930), no. 527 bis, repr. pl. XV, no. 52; pl. CCXXI in supplement
Exhibition of The Mrs. L. L. Coburn Collection Modern Paintings and Watercolors, exh. cat., The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL, 1932), p. 16, no. 14
Jacob Baart de la Faille, The Works of Vincent Van Gogh, His Paintings and Drawings, Reynal (New York, NY, 1970), F527a
Samuel Sachs, Fakes and Forgeries, exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, MN, 1973), cat. 154, ill.
Walter Feilchenfeldt, "Van Gogh Fakes: the Wacker affair with an illustrated catalogue of the forgerie, Simiolus (1989), vol. 19, no. 4, repr. b/w no. 6 p. 303
Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 110, not repr.
Stefan Koldehoff, The Wacker Forgeries: A Catalogue, Van Gogh Museum Journal, Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, 2002), pp. 138-149, p. 142, 144, repr. p. 144
Stefan Koldehoff, Van Gogh Mythos und Wirklichkeit, DuMont Literatur und Kunst Verlag (Köln, Germany, 2003), pp. 72, 130, repr. in b/w, 250 (repr. in color), 80-83
Christopher Reed, "Wrong!", Harvard Magazine (Cambridge, MA, September 2004-October 2004), vol. 107, no. 1, pp. 40-51, pp. 42-43, ill.
Walter Feilchenfeldt, By Appointment Only: Cezanne, Van Gogh and Some Secrets of Art Dealing, Thames & Hudson (New York, 2006), repr. p. 98
Francesca Bewer, A Laboratory for Art: Harvard's Fogg Museum and the Emergence of Conservation in America, 1900-1950, Harvard Art Museum and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA, 2010), p. 204, fig. 4.30
Susanna Partsch, Tatort Kunst: Über Fälschungen, Betrüger und Betrogene, Verlag C.H. Beck (Munich, 2010), pp.185-189, repr. in color on front cover and in b/w p. 189 as fig. 17
Belinda Luscombe, A Fake Rothko and the Rise of Modern Fraud, Time Magazine (New York, March 7, 2016), vol. 187, no. 8, pp. 80-81, p. 81, repr.
- Exhibition History
Exhibition of the Mrs. L.L. Coburn Collection, Modern Paintings and Watercolors, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 04/06/1932 - 10/09/1932
Unidentified Exhibition, Walters Art Gallery, 1949, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, 01/01/1949 - 12/31/1949
Art: Authentic and Fake, Graham Gallery, New York, 01/01/1967 - 12/31/1967
Fakes and Forgeries, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 07/11/1973 - 09/29/1973
Forgeries and Their Detection, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 09/26/1975 - 11/02/1975
Photographic Techniques in Art Conservation and Research, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/09/1989 - 11/05/1989
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