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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Vincent van Gogh, Dutch (Groot Zundert (Zundert), The Netherlands 1853 - 1890 Auvers-sur-Oise, France)
The Wounded Veteran
Work Type
c. 1882-1883
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Graphite, brown ink, black ink and wash, white gouache on heavily textured white wove paper
46 × 27.5 cm (18 1/8 × 10 13/16 in.)
framed: 62.5 × 46.4 × 1.9 cm (24 5/8 × 18 1/4 × 3/4 in.)
mat: 58.1 × 41.9 cm (22 7/8 × 16 1/2 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: upper left, graphite: Vincent
Richard Bühler. [Paul Rosenberg, Paris]. [Graphisches Kabinett, Munich], sold; to Meta and Paul J. Sachs, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1928, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh to His Brother, 1872-1886, Constable & Co., Ltd (London, 1927), vol. 2, letter 256, p. 59

Jacob Baart de la Faille, L'oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh: catalogue raisonné, Les Editions G. van Oest (Paris, 1928), vol. 3, p. 42, no. 1003; vol. 4, pl. XLV

Exhibition of French Painting of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1929), no. 125, p. 136

Starr Figura, First Loan Exhibition: Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, NY, 1929), no. 98, repr.

Alfred H. Barr, Jr., ed., Vincent van Gogh: with an Introduction and Notes Selected from the Letters of the Artist, exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, New York (New York, 1935), no. 90, repr.

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, 1940), no. 695, fig. 366

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum..., brochure, Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 1941), checklist no. 40

Elizabeth Nicoline Heenk, "Vincent Van Gogh's Drawings: An Analysis of their Production and Uses" (Thesis, Courtauld Institute, University of London, 1995), Unpublished

Jan Hulsker, The New Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches: Revised and enlarged, J. M. Meulenhoff (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1996), no. 285, repr.

Roland Dorn, Van Gogh Face to Face, The Portraits, exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, MI, 2000), p. 67, fig. 54 (color)

George T.M. Shackelford, Vincent van Gogh - The Painter and the Portrait, Universe Publishing (New York, 2000), fig. 6 (color), pp. 11-14

Exhibition History

French Painting of the 19th and 20th Centuries, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 03/06/1929 - 04/06/1929

First Loan Exhibition: Cézanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 11/01/1929 - 11/30/1929

Masterpieces of 19th and 20th Century French Drawing from the Fogg Museum of Art at Harvard University and the Museum of Modern Art of New York City, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 05/01/1941 - 06/01/1941

Van Gogh Face to Face: The Portraits, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, 03/12/2000 - 06/04/2000; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston, 07/02/2000 - 09/24/2000; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 10/22/2000 - 01/14/2001

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