Assignment 1 – Collection Curated by Heather and Michele

User Groups/Intended Audience Defined

Art History Students

This unique collection of Van Gogh paintings and drawings is intended to be used by students who are studying 19th century art at the college level.  More specifically, the collection is targeted to those students who are studying Vincent Van Gogh’s oeuvre and who wish to examine those works of art that are outside of his more iconic works.  Thus, the Whittaker and Edwards collection contains images that the student will – in many instances – not have seen.  Some examples are a drawing created when Van Gogh was 9 years of age and a drawing created in the Divisionist technique (also known as Pointillism) of George Seurat.

Graduate Art Students/Researchers/Historians

This collection will appeal to serious researchers of Van Gogh’s work for all of the reasons stated above for students – but with added dimensions for the target audience of graduate students, researchers and historians.  Included in each record is the Catalogue Raisonné information (de la Faille and Hulsker).  Additionally, the provenance of the image is included along with references to any letters written by or to Van Gogh where the artwork is mentioned.

Collection Title

The Van Gogh You Might Not Know

Chief Source of Information

The Works of Vincent Van Gogh:  His Paintings and Drawings by J.B. de la Faille

ISBN-13: 978-1556608117

Elements of Bibliographic Description

  1. Title and statement of responsibility area (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4)
  2. Material (4.1 through 4.7)
  3. Physical description area (5.1 through 5.4)
  4. Note area (Tentative)

Information Tasks


  1. Locate a drawing entitled Goat Herd that was created by Van Gogh in 1862 when he would have been 9 years old.
  2. Locate a still life painting and describe the style of the painting, e.g. Realism, Post-Impressionism.

Researchers/Art Historians

  1. Locate the provenance for a painting entitled Still Life with Five Bottles.
  2. Locate a painting that was destroyed by fire during WWII.

Catalog or Retrieval Tool

Internet Search Engine.  This collection would be contained on a website and also submitted to the Artstor database and thus would be easily located through a standard search or by using various image search engines.


PowerPoint 2013 will be used to present these records: (Please click on an image to see a larger view and a slide show of the gallery of images.)


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