Blossoming Chestnut Branches

Blossoming Chestnut Branches
Artist Vincent van Gogh
Year 1890 (1890)
Catalogue F820
Medium Oil on canvas
Location Foundation E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich

Blossoming Chestnut Branches was painted by Vincent van Gogh during the artist's Auvers-sur-Oise period in May 1890, the final year of his life.[1]

The painting was one of four missing after a high-profile theft from the Foundation E.G. Bührle gallery in Zürich on February 10, 2008.[2] The work was found nine days later in a parked automobile in Zürich, along with one of the other stolen paintings, and was returned undamaged to the gallery.[3]


  1. "Vincent van Gogh & Auvers-sur-Oise". T.F. Simon. Accessed Jan 18, 2011.
  2. Harnischfeger, Uta and Kulish, Nicholas. "At Zurich Museum, a Theft of 4 Masterworks". The New York Times. Feb 12, 2008. Accessed Jan 18, 2011.
  3. Heaven, Joseph. "Zurich Police Say 2 of 4 Stolen Masterpieces Found". Bloomberg. Feb 19, 2008. Accessed Jan 18, 2011.
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