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In the café: Agostina Segatori in Le Tambourin

Vincent van GoghJanuary 1887 - March 1887

Van Gogh Museum
Van Gogh Museum

The Naples-born Agostina Segatori owned the café Le Tambourin on the Boulevard de Clichy in Paris. Van Gogh had a brief relationship with her. On the wall to the right is a Japanese print of two geisha girls. Probably van Gogh, who was fascinated by Japanese woodcuts, painted the café proprietor at the time of a sales exhibition of Japanese prints that he himself had organized (see letter to Theo van Gogh, 5 July 1888).

Agostini Segatori sits at a table whose top is shaped like a tambourine, as are the stool seats. The same stool design can be seen in Basket of pansies.

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  • Title: In the café: Agostina Segatori in Le Tambourin
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Date Created: January 1887 - March 1887
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Place Part Of: France
  • Type: Still life
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: In the Café: Agostina Segatori in Le Tambourin

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