Vincent van Gogh, Houses and Figure, 1890; The Barnes Foundation.
This vibrant Van Gogh painting, with so much color, forcefulness and dynamic flow, as been reduced to a flat, yellowish sketch in the modern reproduction shown below. The pink sky is very unusual in Van Gogh's work, so it would seem important to retain at least that element of this particular painting. But it's missing in the revised copy. Some of the posts that include the pale reproduction also have added the long and incorrect title, "Thatched Cottages in the Sunshine Reminiscence [sic] of the North." This appears to be a summary of notes about the painting rather than the actual name of the piece. Here's a blurb from the Barnes listing, which includes the information in narrative form:
Van Gogh painted this landscape during the last year of his life, when he was a patient at the asylum in Saint-Rémy, near Arles, in the South of France. With limited access to the outdoors, Van Gogh had to paint what could be seen out the window — or, as is the case here, what he could picture in his mind. This painting is a remembrance of his native Netherlands, showing the thatched cottages that dotted the Dutch landscape.
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