Peasant Woman Cutting Straw – after Millet

Peasant Woman Cutting Straw – after Millet

"On the assumption that, very sensitive to surroundings, the already prolonged stay in these old cloisters which are the Arles hospital and the home here would be sufficient in itself to explain these crises – then – even as a stopgap – it might be necessary to go into a lay asylum at present. Nevertheless, to avoid doing or appearing to do anything rash, I declare to you, after having thus warned you of what I might desire at a given moment – that is, a move – I declare to you that I feel sufficiently calm and confident to wait a while longer to see if there’ll be a new attack this winter." To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Friday, 20 September 1889
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Painting Date
19th of September 1889
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“On the assumption that, very sensitive to surroundings, the already prolonged stay in these old cloisters which are the Arles hospital and the home here would be sufficient in itself to explain these crises – then – even as a stopgap – it might be necessary to go into a lay asylum at present.
Nevertheless, to avoid doing or appearing to do anything rash, I declare to you, after having thus warned you of what I might desire at a given moment – that is, a move – I declare to you that I feel sufficiently calm and confident to wait a while longer to see if there’ll be a new attack this winter.”

To Theo. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on or about Friday, 20 September 1889

http://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/s0043V1962

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 44 x 32.5 Size 8 Paysage
Saint-Rémy: September 19, 1889
Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe
F: 697, JH: 1788

Where Vincent Was:
Saint Remy

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