Vincent van Gogh painted "Half Figure of an Angel after Rembrandt” and "The Raising of Lazarus (after Rembrandt)"

Today 146 years ago, on 12 September 1875,

5 years before Van Gogh started his painting career, he wrote to Theo from Paris:

"You know the etching by Rembrandt, Burgomaster Six standing in front of the window, reading. I know that Uncle Vincent and Cor like it very much, and I sometimes think that they must have looked like that when they were younger. You also know the portrait of Six when he was older, I believe there’s an engraving of it in your shop. That life of his must have been a fine and serious life.”

In 1890, shortly before Van Gogh moved from the South of France to Auvers-sûr-Oise in the North he received etches by Rembrandt from Theo and painted:

The Raising of Lazarus (after Rembrandt)
Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, 1890
Oil on canvas
35,5 x 49,5 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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