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Colour woodcuts enrich collection

by Lepère and Guérard

The Van Gogh Museum acquired two colour woodcuts, Le Palais de Justice, vu du Pont Notre-Dame from 1889 by Auguste Lepère (1849-1918) and Effet de neige from 1890-1892 by Henri Guérard (1846-1897). The museum’s collection already boasted prints in other techniques by the artists, two of the most important representatives of fin de siècle colour woodcuts. These acquisitions have enriched the Van Gogh Museum’s print collection in which colour woodcuts were barely represented until recently. The museum manages some 1,500 prints from this period. It has followed in the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo by collecting prints from the moment it opened, initially on a modest scale. The museum has been actively collecting fin de siècle prints since acquiring an important print collection in 2000. The print collection is also the subject of intensive research.