About van Gogh Experts
Over the course of his career, Van Gogh produced a scant 10 graphic works, comprising nine lithographs, and one etching. All but two were produced in the Netherlands at The Hague. Although he was pleased with the results, he still did very few, resulting in their considerable rarity.
Old Man with his Head in his Hands (At Eternity's Gate)
The lithos are listed here in the order of their production. The majority were done in 1882, when Van Gogh first experimented with the medium.
Many of Van Gogh's lithos are represented in other mediums. "Sorrow," a nude study of a pregnant prostitute, Sien Hornik, who Van Gogh took in and cared for was originally a drawing. He sometimes made an oil painting after an earlier lithograph, as with,"At Eternity's Gate;" The painting was entitled "Old man in Sorrow, (on the Threshold of Eternity.") He also worked the other way around, as is the case with "The Potato Eaters," where he later created the lithograph to reach a broader market and to earn money.
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