Portrait of Alexander Reid

By Vincent van Gogh SKU:45077

"Portrait of Alexander Reid" (1887) is a masterpiece by Vincent van Gogh, painted in his distinctive Post-Impressionist style. It captures the warmth of Reid, a fellow art dealer and friend, through vigorous, directional brushstrokes and subdued earth tones. Van Gogh's unique ability to express emotion and energy is evident here, making it a profound testament to their friendship. With its striking realism and emotional depth, it deviates from Van Gogh's more typical work, adding an intriguing contrast to his oeuvre.

50 cm

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Title: Vincent van Gogh’s Portrait of Alexander Reid – A Masterpiece from 1887

Vincent van Gogh’s “Portrait of Alexander Reid” is a compelling painting, exemplary of the artist’s unique Post-Impressionist style. Painted in 1887, this masterpiece offers a valuable insight into the artist’s life, his relationship with Reid, and his profound skill in portraiture.

Alexander Reid was a Glasgow-based art dealer and a close friend of Van Gogh. He was also a supporter of modern French art. The ‘Portrait of Alexander Reid’ stands out in Van Gogh’s oeuvre as it depicts a sitter who was integral to Van Gogh’s professional growth.

It’s often noted that the two men shared a resemblance, and in fact, the painting was initially misidentified as a self-portrait. The mistake was rectified in the early 20th century when Reid’s son recognized his father in the painting. The portrait encapsulates the warmth and camaraderie between the artist and the art dealer.

Van Gogh’s execution of the painting showcases his profound understanding of color and his capacity for rendering human emotion. The use of bright, almost unrealistic hues is a clear nod towards the emerging style of the time – Post-Impressionism – that was characterized by vivid colors and distinctive brushstrokes.

Although the ‘Portrait of Alexander Reid’ may not be as renowned as ‘Starry Night’ or ‘Sunflowers,’ its historic significance, coupled with Van Gogh’s emotive style, makes it a special artwork in its own right.

Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Alexander Reid, 1887, Post-Impressionist style, Alexander Reid, art dealer, mistaken self-portrait, Glasgow, French art, vivid colors, distinctive brushstrokes, historical significance, Van Gogh’s friendships, Van Gogh’s portraits.

Original size:
33.5 x 41.5 cm (width x height)
Art style:
Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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