Learn about the lost Van Gogh paintings known as the “Breda Crates”.

Size: on strainer bars

59 cm x 45 cm

23.22 in x 17.7 in

Van Gogh Collaboration Painting with Student and Friend Anton Kerssemakers. Probably.

Imaging analysis shows undoubted Van Gogh brushwork

About The Painting...

After three years of extensive research, we believe this is an original Vincent van Gogh cottage collaboration painting.

The painting, Farmhouse with Barn and Well, has suffered significant damage throughout the years, as had several of Van Gogh’s paintings, and were subsequently restored and placed onto panels for preservation.

Without authentication, previous owners had little interest in conservation, though one must thank the art gods it was not completely discarded, given its dire condition.

"I follow no system of brushwork at all, I hit the canvas with irregular strokes, which I leave as they are, impastos, uncovered spots of canvas—corners here and there left inevitably unfinished— reworkings, roughnesses; well, I'm inclined to think that the result is sufficiently worrying and annoying not to please people with preconceived ideas about technique."
Émile Henri Bernard
~ Vincent in a letter to his friend Émile Bernard

Before I left Hoogeveen I painted a few more studies there, among them a large farmhouse with a mossy roof.

After executing our research for three years and reviewing the X-rays, UV, Infrared, and Raking Light provided by the Williamstown Art Conservation Center in Massachusetts, we categorically believe that Farmhouse with Barn and Well is by the hand of Van Gogh, and provide evidence as such; The only significant contrast is a highly probable collaboration.

Vincent engaged in collaborations with his friend and student Anton Kerssemakers while in Nuenen, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec while in Paris, and Paul Signac in Pont de Clichy, near Asnières. 

There should be no question when preserving Vincent’s work, regardless of whether he painted the entire canvas or partially. The art world owes this to the gentle soul who gave us the joy of Sunflowers despite his inner turmoil. 

Artificial Ultramarine, Zinc White, and black ground have been analyzed and confirmed! PLUS, using UV Light we have observed what appears to be an original Still Life beneath the paint bearing another ‘Vincent’ signature.

Van Gogh original signature under UV Light
Visible original 'Vincent' signature under UV Light

Under the Microscope Take a peek at what was observed when we delved deeper and took a much closer look!

Comparable Brush Work, Color Palette, Signature and More.

Click on the pictured category boxes and compare the similarities with Vincent’s work and the painting in question (PIQ). 

Van Gogh Cottage and Farmhouse Paintings


Learn more about Vincent's brush strokes and the similarities to painting in question.

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See what the X-Rays, Raking Light, IR, and UV reveal beneath the painting.

Actual cottage photographs of where Vincent and Anton once lived, roamed, and painted.

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