Vincent van Gogh's 'Watermill at Kollen' finally back in Brabant more than a century later
Het Noordbrabants Museum acquired Vincent van Gogh's (1853-1890) painting 'Watermill at Kollen' at the Impressionist & Modern Art Sale held by Sotheby’s in New York. This spring landscape with a watermill and buildings with red roofs is a relatively bright and colourful depiction in Van Gogh's Brabant oeuvre. It is one of the few important paintings from the artist's Brabant period that was still in private hands. It was purchased for almost 3 million euros (hammer price 2.6 million dollars). This is Het Noordbrabants Museum's most important acquisition and reflects the museum's aim of offering a representative overview of Van Gogh's Brabant period by means of original works by the artist.
Adrie Broekman (on the left) and Ton van der Heijden (on the right), both employees of Het Noordbrabants Museum, are getting ready to hang the newest acquisition: Vincent van Gogh's watermill at Koll. Photo: Marc Bolsius