>> Vincent van Gogh * 1853 Groot-Zundert † 1890 Auvers-sur-Oise
made famous through a series of portraits, will be exhibited for the first time in the National Gallery of Art’s West Building French galleries from June 8 to September 7, 2014. On loan from the Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo, The Netherlands, the (1889) will hang alongside the Gallery’s own (1888), the portrait of the postman’s daughter Marcelle as an infant. The loan adds to the National Gallery’s celebration of two new paintings by Van Gogh that arrived within the last year from the bequest of renowned philanthropist, art collector and Gallery benefactor Paul Mellon (1907–1999). They had been living with Mellon’s wife, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, until her death in March of this year.