Farms near Auvers

Farms near Auvers
Artist Vincent van Gogh
Year 1890
Catalogue F793; JH2114
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 50.2 cm × 103 cm (19.7 in × 40.6 in)
Location Tate Gallery, London

Farms near Auvers or Thatched Cottages by a Hill is an oil painting by Vincent van Gogh that he painted in July 1890 when he lived in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.[1][2] The painting is an example of the double-square canvases that he employed in his last landscapes.[3]

Van Gogh spent the last few months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise, a small town just north of Paris, after he left an asylum at Saint-Rémy in May 1890.[4] Shortly after arriving at Auvers, Van Gogh wrote his sister Wil: "Here there are roofs of mossy thatch which are superb, and of which I’ll certainly do something."[5] The painting appears to be unfinished. It is similar to Thatched Cottages and Houses, a painting thought to have been executed shortly after arrival at Auvers.[6] In 1933 the painting was bequeathed by C. Frank Stoop to the Tate Collection in London, where it currently resides.[6][7]It was painted the same month Van Gogh died.

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  1. van der Veen, Wouter; Knapp, Peter (2010). Van Gogh in Auvers: His Last Days. The Monacelli Press. p. 190. ISBN 1-58093-301-7.
  2. de la Faille, Jacob Baart (1970). The works of Vincent van Gogh. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff. p. 303.
  3. Hulsker, Jan (1986). The Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches. Random House. p. 476. ISBN 0-517-44867-X.
  4. Naifeh, Steven; White Smith, Gregory (2011). Van Gogh: The Life. Random House. p. 822 ff. ISBN 0-375-50748-5.
  5. "To Willemien van Gogh. Auvers-sur-Oise, on or about Wednesday, 21 May 1890". Vincent van Gogh: The Letters. Van Gogh Museum. Retrieved 16 February 2012.
  6. 1 2 "Farms near Auvers, 1890". Tate Collection. Tate Museum Online. Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  7. Brooks, D. "The Paintings: The Auvers-sur-Oise Period". The Vincent van Gogh Gallery, endorsed by Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. David Brooks (self-published). Retrieved 16 February 2011.

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