Mountainous Landscape behind St. Paul’s Hospital

Mountainous Landscape behind St. Paul’s Hospital

"I have two landscapes on the go (no. 30 canvases) of views taken in the hills. One is the countryside that I glimpse from the window of my bedroom. In the foreground a field of wheat, ravaged and knocked to the ground after a storm. A boundary wall and beyond, grey foliage of a few olive trees, huts and hills. Finally, at the top of the painting a large white and grey cloud swamped by the azure. It’s a landscape of extreme simplicity — in terms of coloration as well. It would be suitable as a pendant to that study of the bedroom that’s damaged." To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Sunday, 9 June 1889
Details:
Painting Date
8th of June 1889
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Description:
Related item, The Bedroom, is referred to as an intended pendant to this work by Vincent.  He also paints Field with Poppies (F: 581) at about this time and that is the other work referred to in the letter to Theo on June 9, 1889.
“I have two landscapes on the go (no. 30 canvases) of views taken in the hills.
One is the countryside that I glimpse from the window of my bedroom. In the foreground a field of wheat, ravaged and knocked to the ground after a storm. A boundary wall and beyond, grey foliage of a few olive trees, huts and hills. Finally, at the top of the painting a large white and grey cloud swamped by the azure. It’s a landscape of extreme simplicity — in terms of coloration as well. It would be suitable as a pendant to that study of the bedroom that’s damaged.”

To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Sunday, 9 June 1889

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 70.5 x 89.5 xm – Size 30 Figure
Saint-Rémy: June 8, 1889
Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek
Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
F: 611, JH: 1723

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

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