Vincent Van Gogh: The Lost Arles Sketchbook
First US Edition.
39cm x 26cm. 280 pages, colour illustrations. Quarter cloth, illustrated papered boards.
“Late in life, during his time living in Provence, Vincent van Gogh kept a sketchbook within a humble account ledger given to him by Joseph and Marie Ginoux, the owners of the Café de la Gare in Arles. This artifact of incalculable historical and aesthetic value remained hidden for more than one hundred and twenty years. It reappears today as a revelation and an extraordinary treasure. Published in this volume for the first time, Van Goghs lost sketchbook tells a riveting story. Over two tumultuous years in the artists life, he drew sixty-five sketches, including landscapes, still lifes, portraits, and a self-portrait, within the ledger. These priceless drawings provide insight into the last years of Van Goghs life, just before his fatal stay in Auvers-sur-Oise, and a new understanding of his most famous paintings, such as The Yellow House, The Night Café, and The Starry Night.” (publisher’s blurb)
. New Book.