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Animated by fiery touches of red, orange and green, this portrait has an enigmatic and expressive power. Reid worked in Paris with Van Gogh's art dealer brother Theo and, for a short while, shared the brothers' Montmartre apartment. Until 1928 this was believed to be a self-portrait of Van Gogh. Reid's son saw the painting in a catalogue, contacted the artist's family and told them it was actually a portrait of his father.
oil on board
42 x 33 cm
purchased with the assistance of the National Fund for Acquisitions, the National Art Collections Fund, an anonymous donor and public subscription, 1974
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG ScotlandView venue
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