Cottages and Cypresses: Reminiscence of the North

Cottages and Cypresses: Reminiscence of the North

"At the same time, please accept the various paintings I’m sending you with my thanks for all the kindnesses you’ve shown me, for without you I would be most unhappy. You’ll see that first there are canvases after Millet. As these aren’t destined for public viewing, perhaps you’ll make a present of them to our sisters sooner or later. But first you must keep the ones you consider good, and as many as you wish, they’re absolutely yours. One of these days you must send me some other things by ancient and modern artists to do, if you find any." To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Tuesday, 29 April 1890
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Painting Date
30th of November -0001
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Probably painted while under a 65 day attack during his stay in the St Paul asylum in Saint Remy de Provence.
“My dear Theo,
I haven’t been able to write to you until now, but as I’m feeling a little better these days I didn’t want to delay wishing a happy year to you, your wife and your child, since it’s your birthday. At the same time, please accept the various paintings I’m sending you with my thanks for all the kindnesses you’ve shown me, for without you I would be most unhappy.  You’ll see that first there are canvases after Millet.  As these aren’t destined for public viewing, perhaps you’ll make a present of them to our sisters sooner or later. But first you must keep the ones you consider good, and as many as you wish, they’re absolutely yours. One of these days you must send me some other things by ancient and modern artists to do, if you find any.”

To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Tuesday, 29 April 1890

 

Painting, Oil on Canvas on panel – 29 x 36.5 cm Size 5 Figure
Saint-Rémy, France: March – April, 1890
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
F: 675, JH: 1921

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

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