Vincent van Gogh - Sale of Building Scrap 1885

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Sale of Building Scrap 1885

Sale of Building Scrap 1885
38x55cm chalk or charcoal, watercolour, on paper
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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From Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam:
A public sale was held of the scrap materials from the demolition of the local church tower. The iron cross from the church spire – originally purchased by the mayor himself – lies on the ground to the right. The mayor himself, Jan van Hombergh, is also in the picture. He stands beside the doorway in his top hat. The man in uniform is Constable Johannes Biemans.