Portrait of Dr. Gachet : the story of a van Gogh masterpiece : modernism, money, politics, collectors, dealers, taste, greed, and loss / Cynthia Saltzman.

Other titles
  • Portrait of Doctor Gachet
  • Story of a van Gogh masterpiece
  • New York : Viking ©1998
Physical description
xxii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 0670862231
  • 9780670862238
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • "The heartbroken expression of our time" -- Northern Europe and the first modernist collectors: the international avant-garde and the market -- The "other" Germany : modern art, German nationalism, and the making of the modern museum -- Modern art and the Third Reich : propaganda, confiscation, and export -- Postwar New York -- The 1980s -- Japan.
Other names
  • Bibliography
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Illustrated
  • Portraits.
  • text
  • English


  • The author traces the history of the portrait of Van Gogh's physician, painted just weeks before Van Gogh's suicide, and shows that "this painting not only evokes the ethos of modern life but also illuminates the ways in which art, politics, and the market have intersected in the twentieth century"--Jacket.

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University of Essex: Albert Sloman Library ND 653.V2
Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository HL-280-140
Victoria and Albert Museum libraries: National Art Library NB.98.0354
Wellcome Library: History of Medicine ZHA.AA8-9