The Vincent Van Gogh painting that the Drents Museum recently purchased together with the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam will be on display to the public in Assen from Tuesday next week.
To celebrate, museum will open longer and make admission free for everyone that day.
Both museums bought the work “Weed Burning Farmer” in November at an auction in New York, with a sale price of around 2.8 million Euros. The painting has a chequered history, having once been in the collection of noted Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, before being stolen in the Second World War.
Immediately it became clear that the canvas would be exhibited alternately at the Drents Museum in Assen and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. The Drents Museum then reported that the Van Gogh would first come to Assen.
Starting next week, the canvas is part of the exhibition “The discovery of the Drenthe landscape 1850-1950”. The museum is open from 09:00 to 19:00 on the first exhibition day.
For more information on ‘Weed Burning Farmer’ and its history, check out our piece on the painting being acquired.
Image: Van Gogh, V. “Peasant Burning Weeds”. 1883. Oil on Canvas. Collection Drents Museum/Van Gogh Museum