A bobbin winder was used to wind the spun yarn onto a reel or bobbin. This dark study was one of a series of illustrations of weavers and yarn-spinners in their working surroundings that Vincent van Gogh made in the winter of 1883-1884. Van Gogh has rendered the fall of light with a few effective touches of light grey.


  • Title: Bobbin Winder
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Date Created: March 1885 - April 1885
  • Location Created: Nuenen, The Netherlands
  • Place Part Of: The Netherlands
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: Bobbin Winder

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