Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, February 1890
oil on canvas, 73.3 cm x 92.4 cm
Flowering trees were special to Vincent van Gogh. They represented awakening and hope. He enjoyed and found joy in painting flowering trees. Large blossom branches like this against a blue sky were one of Vincent van Gogh’s favorite subjects. Almond trees flower early in the spring making them a symbol of new life.
The painting was a gift for his brother Theo and sister-in-law Jo, who had just had a baby son, Vincent Willem. In the letter announcing the new arrival, Theo wrote: ‘As we told you, we’ll name him after you, and I’m making the wish that he may be as determined and as courageous as you.’
During Vincent van Gogh’s career, he could copy a few Japanese painting and were deeply influenced by his admiration for Japanese art.
To have an authentic Almond Blossom as one of you collection is impossible as it is stored at Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam (Vincent can Gogh Foundation). However, we can still get a chance to have an Almond Blossom by Vincent Van Gogh 2 Oz Silver Coin.
Look at the coin, it is stunning.
Mintage: 500 pcs
Weight & Material: 2 oz 999 Ag, 33.5 oz 999 Cu
Size: 145 x 110mm
Country: Republique du Tchad
Year of Issue: 2022
Face Value: 10000 Francs CFA