Vincent van Gogh - A Wheatfield with Cypresses 1889

Vincent van Gogh A Wheatfield with Cypresses 1889

A Wheatfield with Cypresses 1889
73x93cm oil/canvas
Location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
Sold for: USD 57.0 million
Auction house: Private sale via Steven Mazoh
Sale date: May 1993
Seller: Dieter Bührle, son of Emil Georg Bührle
Buyer: Walter H. Annenberg

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Vincent sent the larger July and September versions to his brother in Paris later in September 1889. The July version was sold by Theo's widow in 1900 to artist Émile Schuffenecker. It passed through the hands of collector Alexandre Berthier and art dealer Paul Cassirer in Paris, where it was first exhibited and photographed at Galerie Eugène Druet in November 1909. It was sold to banker Franz von Mendelssohn (1865–1935) in Berlin in 1910 and remained with the Mendelssohn family in Germany and Switzerland until it was sold to industrialist Emil Bührle in Zurich in 1952. His son, Dieter Bührle, sold the painting in 1993 to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for $57 million using funds donated by publisher, diplomat and philanthropist Walter Annenberg.