Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 18531890), the eldest son of a Dutch Reformed minister and a booksellers daughter, pursued various vocations, including that of an art dealer and clergyman, before deciding to become an artist at the age of twenty-seven. Over the course of his decade-long career (188090), he produced nearly 900 paintings and more than 1,100 works on paper.
Van Gogh painted Irises, reproduced on this eye-catching pen, near the end of his year-long stay at the asylum in Saint-Rémy. Printed lacquer and gold overlay. 5 1/4”L.
Printed lacquer and gold overlay Ballpoint 5 1/4”L