Van Gogh: Self Portrait (1887)

Vincent van Gogh: Self Portrait – 1887 Art Institute of Chicago Vincent van Gogh painted forty self portraits during the remarkably short period that he pursued his passion for painting. Twenty four were painted during his two year stay in […]


1887 January: 12: Pissarro Letters: ‘Dubois-Pillet, knowing my difficult position, proposed to lend me fifty francs. This is very kind of him for he is not rich’. 22:  Pissarro Letters: ‘I am just about fed up with Paris… The fact is […]

Sunlight, Quai de Clichy

Paul Signac: Sunlight, Quai de Clichy – 1887 Baltimore Museum of Art In 1880, Signac’s father died and his widowed mother decided to sell the family business and move from Montmartre to the quieter suburb of Asnières. Signac was drawn […]

Signac: The Dining Room

Paul Signac: The Dining Room – 1887 Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands Exhibited in 1887, The Dining Room depicts a scene from bourgeois life. At a large round table covered in a white tablecloth (which takes up more than a third […]

van Gogh: Voyer d’Argenson

Vincent van Gogh: Voyer d’Argenson, Asnières – 1887 Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam In the spring of 1887 van Gogh met Paul Signac frequently to paint in and around Asnières and his output at this time was unmistakably influenced by Signac. Here […]