Portrait of an Old Man

Vincent van GoghDecember 1885 - 1885

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

'I have an appointment for tomorrow with a splendid old man — will he come???' wrote Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo. He man did, and Van Gogh painted him 'by way of a trial for a portrait.' Vincent wished to practice portraiture, hoping it would bring in some money.


  • Title: Portrait of an Old Man
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Creator Lifespan: 30 March 1853 - 29 July 1890
  • Creator Nationality: Dutch
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Creator Birth Place: Zundert
  • Date Created: December 1885 - 1885
  • Location Created: Antwerp, Belgium
  • Place Part Of: Belgium
  • Type: Portrait
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: Portrait of an Old Man

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