One of the best-known painters of the Post-Impressionist period, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, was born on this day in 1864. This 1891 oil painting is on display in Gallery 65, alongside works by Pissarro, Manet, Degas, van Gogh and Monet. Despite being painted in oil, the absorbent card gives the surface a dry, pastel-like appearance
the God Sokar, falcon-headed, wearing the White Crown with two feathers and the Uraeus. Detail from the inner base of the inner coffin of the Lady of the House ‘In-Amen-nay-snebout’, ca. 945–712 BCE; now in the Georges Labit Museum of Toulouse (France)
The exhibition will feature three paintings by Vincent van Gogh—including Hospital at Saint-Rémy (1889) and The Sower (ca.1888)—as well as Claude Monet’s View of Bordighera (1884), Alfred Sisley’s Timber Yard at Saint-Mammès (1880), and Camille Pissarro’s Boulevard Montmartre, Mardi Gras (1897). Other works include Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Study for “In the Salon on the Rue des Moulins” (1894), Paul Cezanne’s Boy Resting (ca. 1887), and Paul Gauguin’s Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin (1889).
Just downstairs from this show, the Hammer’s beloved Dr. Pozzi at Home (1881) by John Singer Sargent, has taken up temporary residence in the Thornton Portrait Gallery, home to Pinkie and Blue Boy.
“Van Gogh & Friends” will be on view through Jan. 2, 2017.
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Hospital at Saint-Rémy, 1889, oil on canvas, 36 5/16 x 28 in. The Armand Hammer Collection, gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Claude Monet (1840-1926), View of Bordighera, 1884, oil on canvas, 26 x 32 3/16 in. The Armand Hammer Collection, gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901), Touc, Seated on a Table, ca. 1879-1881, oil on panel, 9 ¼ x 5 9/16 in. The Armand Hammer Collection, gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Gallery view of Thornton Portrait Gallery, with the Hammer Museum’s Dr. Pozzi at left.