Van Gogh | Portraits of the Artist

The Van Gogh Connection

How a painting of 'The Tiger Man' links Van Gogh with Scotland.

CHANNEL | Radio 4

FIRST BROADCAST | 28 April 2002

DURATION | 26 minutes 38 seconds

FIRSTBROADCAST

2002

Synopsis

Arvind Salwan explores the little-known connection between Van Gogh and Scotland. The story revolves around a painting that was believed for many years to have been a Van Gogh self-portrait but was later discovered to depict a Glaswegian art dealer called Alexander Reid, one of the men responsible for introducing fine art to Scotland.

Did you know?

An edition of 'The Great Picture Trail' that examines the portrait of Alexander Reid is also available in this collection.

Contributors

Arvind Salwan
Presenter
Anne Distal
Contributor
Dr Frances Fell
Contributor
Vivien Hamilton
Contributor
Richard Thomson
Contributor
Subject of programme
Elizabeth Clark
Producer

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