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The Poplars at Saint-Rémy, 1889

oil on fabric, Framed: 81 x 66.7 x 7.3 cm (31 7/8 x 26 1/4 x 2 13/16 in.); Unframed: 61.6 x 45.7 cm (24 1/4 x 17 15/16 in.). Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. 1958.32

Van Gogh painted this autumnal landscape while at an asylum near Saint-Rémy in southern France. Although at first limited to painting from memory in his room, he soon resumed working outdoors. This painting reveals the full power of his mature style. Trees twist and lean against a darkening sky, while the intense colors applied with charged brushstrokes convey his emotional reaction to
the subject.
Bequest of Leonard C. Hanna Jr. 1958.32

Copenhagen. Den frie Udstilling (1893), no. 187, Poplerne.
Berlin, Paul Cassirer. (1901), no. 15; no catalogue (according to Feilchenfeldt 1988).
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum. Tentoonstelling Vincent van Gogh (1905), no. 117, Populieren tegen een heuvel (Poplars against a Hill).
Cologne, Städtische Ausstellungshalle am Aachener Tor. Internationale Ausstellung des Sonderbundes Westdeutscher Kunstfreunde und Künstler (1912), no. 40, Pappeln, Besitzer Alfred Flechtheim.
Berlin, Paul Cassirer. Vincent van Gogh, Zehnte Ausstellung (1914), no. 119, "Landschaft (gegen 1889) Besitzer Herr Max Siller, Barmen."
Berlin, Galerie Thannhauser (Berliner Künstlerhaus). Erste Sonderausstellung in Berlin (1927), no. 108 (repr.), Landschaft mit Pappeln.
Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum. Vincent van Gogh en zijn Tijdgenooten (1930), no. 86, Populieren, 61 x 45.5 cm, I. W. Boehler, Lucerne.
Baltimore Museum of Art; Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum. Paintings by Van Gogh (1942), no. 24 (repr.), lent by Harry G. Sperling.
cma. Works by Vincent van Gogh (1948), no. 24 (repr.).
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Summer Loan (June-September 1949), no cat.; fourteen paintings from the Hanna collection.
New York, Wildenstein. Loan Exhibition Van Gogh (1955), no. 54 (repr.), lent by Leonard C. Hanna.
Akron (Ohio) Art Institute, Masterpiece of the Month (3-31 March 1959), no cat.
cma. Paths of Abstract Art (1960), no. 11, 9 (repr.).
Copenhagen, Ordrupgaardsamlingen. Gauguin and Van Gogh in Copenhagen in 1893 (1984-85), 40, no. 187, 126-27, no. 73 (repr.).
Mexico City, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes. Maestros del Impresionismo (Masters of Impressionism) 11/17/98 - 2/28/99, pp. 186-187..
Sapporo, Japan, The Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art. Vincent and Theo van Gogh (7/5/2002 - 8/25/2002)
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden (9/27/2002 - 1/19/2003) and Statens Museum fur Kunst, Copenhagen, Denmark (2/21/2003 - 5/25/2003), "Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and the Nordic Countries", exh. cat. no. 99, p. 154-155.
CMA (organizer). Beijing World Art Museum, China, May 26 - Aug. 27, 2006; Mori Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan: Sept. 9 - Nov. 26, 2006; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea: Dec. 18, 2006 - March 31, 2007; Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea: Apr. 7 - May 20, 2007; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: June 9 - Sept. 16, 2007; Cleveland Museum of Art, Oct. 21, 2007- January 13, 2008; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, Feb. 21-June 1, 2008; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, June 22 - September 21, 2008; and the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, October 12, 2008 - January 18, 2009: "Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art"
Royal Academy of Arts, London (1/23/2010 - 4/18/2010): "The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters"
Denver Art Museum, CO (10/20/2012 - 1/20/2013): "Becoming Van Gogh: His Years in Paris, 1886-1888"
The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC (10/12/2013 - 1/26/2014) and The Cleveland Museum fo Art, OH (3/2/2014 - 5/26/2014): "Van Gogh Repetitions"
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (6/8/2014 - 9/14/2014): "Expressionism in Germany and France: From Van Gogh to Kandinsky"

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