Vintage 1957 Van Gogh "Pieta (After Delacroix)" Offset LithographGOLDEN RULE GALLERY VINTAGE ART
A beautiful vintage offset lithograph of the oil painting "Pieta (After Delacroix)" (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh. Printed on one side only and hand tipped-in on a sheet of heavy paper.
Information regarding the original painting can be found by lifting the plate.
Image: 7 7/8" x 9 7/8" on heavy paper.
Vincent Willem van Gogh (1853-1890) was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who posthumously became one of the most famous and influential figures in Western art history. In a decade, he created about 2,100 artworks, including around 860 oil paintings, most of which date from the last two years of his life.
Van Gogh based his Pietà on a lithograph of a painting by Eugène Delacroix. In fact, it is more a variation on the original work than a copy. From Delacroix, Van Gogh took the theme of the Virgin Mary mourning the dead Christ, as well as the composition. He added his own colour and personal signature.
The painting resulted from an accident. Van Gogh wrote, 'that lithograph of Delacroix, the Pietà, with other sheets had fallen into some oil and paint and got spoiled. I was sad about it – then in the meantime I occupied myself painting it, and you'll see it one day.' The lithograph has survived, complete with stain.