Van Gogh‘s Still Life Bowl with Daisies is one of 26 recent works of art Paul and Rachel Lambert Mellon gifted to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the fabulous museum in Richmond, where I live.
According to an article in Richmond Biz Sense, the Mellons gave more than 1,800 pieces of art over the course of their very generous lives. Rachel Mellon passed away this spring at 103 years old (read the VMFA’s In Memory of Rachel Lambert Mellon). This last bequeath also included works by Edgar Degas, Paul Gauguin and Camille Pissarro.
I can’t wait to see these (especially the Van Gogh) when I return to Richmond in the fall!