Public Lecture: ‘Will Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Ever Wilt?’, 28 November, London

Will Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Ever Wilt?

Free Public Lecture by Dr Ashok Roy FSA (Director of Collections, National Gallery)

Tuesday, 28 November (13.00-14.00), Society of Antiquaries of London (Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE)

In the later part of 1888 and early the following year, Vincent Van Gogh produced three-closely related versions of Sunflowers in a Vase, each on a bright yellow background – in his words these were: ‘absolutely equivalent and identical repetitions’ of the composition. Two of these paintings are in the collections of the National Gallery in London and the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. These two paintings have been the subject of a long-running research collaboration between the museums, but it is only recently that crucial comparative information based on imaging studies has been acquired to finally establish their relationship and order of painting…

Free, but booking is recommended to avoid disappointment (as space is limited):