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Portrait of Dr. Gachet the story of a van Gogh masterpiece : modernism, money, politics, collectors, dealers, taste, greed, and loss by Cynthia Saltzman

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Published by Viking in New York .
Written in English


  • Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890,
  • Gachet, Paul Ferdinand, 1828-1909 -- Portraits,
  • Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890 -- Criticism and interpretation

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesPortrait of Doctor Gachet, Story of a van Gogh masterpiece
StatementCynthia Saltzman.
LC ClassificationsND1329.G568 A64 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 406 p. :
Number of Pages406
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL689929M
ISBN 100670862231
LC Control Number97037006

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The Portrait of Dr. Gachet, by Cynthia Saltzman, came out in This unusual book traces the provenance history of a portrait that Vincent van Gogh painted . Dr. Gachet and Van Gogh enjoyed a dual relationship as doctor and patient and as friends. Gachet was a great philanthropic supporter of the arts, an amateur artist himself, and a doctor and friend to many Parisian artists of the day. Portrait of Dr. Gachet. Portrait of Dr. Gachet is an artwork created in by the painter Vincent Van Gogh. There are two versions of the creation. They are painted in oil on canvas and the dimensions of 67 cm × 56 cm. The first is a private collection, and the second at the Orsay Museum. Both represent the Paul Gachet. Portrait of Dr. Gachet is more than just an emotional portrait of a close friend. It is an intertwining of emotion, a painted way of expressing something more engrained than sadness or gloom.

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