Doctor Paul Gachet by van Gogh

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Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Musée d'Orsay
published on 17 March 2022

An 1890 oil on canvas portrait painting, Doctor Paul Gachet, by Vincent van Gogh (1853-90), the Dutch post-impressionist artist. Painted in June in Auvers-sur-Oise in northern France where Dr. Gachet (1828-1909) lived. He was a physician, collector, and a good friend of the impressionists. Van Gogh stayed in a local inn and regularly visited Gachet to try and recover his health. Gachet was painted twice with an identical melancholic pose and background but in a different overall colour scheme. (Musée d'Orsay, Paris)

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d'Orsay, M. (2022, March 17). Doctor Paul Gachet by van Gogh. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15467/doctor-paul-gachet-by-van-gogh/

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d'Orsay, Musée. "Doctor Paul Gachet by van Gogh." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 17, 2022. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/15467/doctor-paul-gachet-by-van-gogh/.

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d'Orsay, Musée. "Doctor Paul Gachet by van Gogh." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Mar 2022. Web. 08 Feb 2023.

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