Vincent van Gogh A Corner of the Garden of St Paul’s Hospital at St Rémy 1889

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Artist
Vincent van Gogh 1853–1890
Title
A Corner of the Garden of St Paul’s Hospital at St Rémy
Date 1889
Medium Graphite and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 622 x 483 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by C. Frank Stoop 1933
Reference
N04716
Not on display

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There is no mention of this drawing in van Gogh's letters. Its very twisted, writhing forms suggest that it was made at the time van Gogh was staying at the Hôpital St Paul at St Rémy. It appears to be a view of the hospital garden itself. The irises in bloom in the bottom left-hand corner suggest it was made in the early summer. Van Gogh was at St Rémy from 8 May 1889 to 16 May 1890, which suggest this was probably drawn in about June 1889.

September 2004

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