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‘Hollyhocks’ by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh
Hollyhocks, 1886
Oil on canvas, 91 x 50,5 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich
Vincent van Gogh
Hollyhocks, 1886
Oil on canvas, 91 x 50,5 cm
Kunsthaus Zürich

‘Hollyhocks’ (1886) by Vincent van Gogh was also exhibited in the 1933 ‘French Painting of the 19th Century’ exhibition, which was staged with the clear aim of facilitating the unobtrusive evacuation of collections belonging to German Jews. The painting did not return to Germany after the exhibition but was instead sent to Amsterdam, to which the Cassirer art dealership had since moved its premises. Its owner Tilla Durieux lived in Italy. In 1937 Cassirer’s office offered to sell the painting to the Kunsthaus on her behalf, and it was purchased at a price set by her.