'-22kt gold over genuine brass
-Painted in 1886 during the time Van Gogh first met other great painters Toulouse-Lautrec and Paul Gauguin. Van Gough was feeling strong and this muscular powerful horse seems a symbol of those good times.
-Hand-painted French enamel
-Meticulously handcrafted in the USA
-3/8 inch wide
-Small is 2½-inch in diameter
-Medium is 2 5/8-inch in diameter
-Package includes: Bracelet - Image of complete painting with provenance - Artist self portrait with bio - Certificate of Authenticity from Van Gogh Museum.
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)
For this study in oils, Van Gogh used a small plaster model of a horse. He was then studying at the Antwerp art academy. There drawing was taught with the help of models like these, but painting had to be practiced at home. He painted this little horse on cardboard instead of canvas, because that was much cheaper. The model was preserved by the Van Gogh family through the years. It is now part of the Van Gogh Museum collection.