The Bridge at Trinquetaille

The Bridge at Trinquetaille

"I have a View of the Rhône — the Trinquetaille iron bridge, where the sky and the river are the colour of absinthe — the quays a lilac tone, the people leaning on the parapet almost black, the iron bridge an intense blue — with a bright orange note in the blue background and an intense Veronese green note. One more effort that’s far from finished — but one at least where I’m attempting something more heartbroken and therefore more heartbreaking." Vincent To Theo van Gogh. Arles, on or about Thursday, 28 June 1888
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Painting Date
16th of June 1888
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related drawing is done afterward and sent to Emile Bernard.

“Well, instead of continuing the letter I began to draw on the very paper the head of a dirty little girl I saw this afternoon whilst I was painting a view of the river with a greenish yellow sky”

Vincent To John Peter Russell. Arles, on or about Sunday, 17 June 1888

“I have a View of the Rhône — the Trinquetaille iron bridge, where the sky and the river are the colour of absinthe — the quays a lilac tone, the people leaning on the parapet almost black, the iron bridge an intense blue — with a bright orange note in the blue background and an intense Veronese green note. One more effort that’s far from finished — but one at least where I’m attempting something more heartbroken and therefore more heartbreaking.”

Vincent To Theo van Gogh. Arles, on or about Thursday, 28 June 1888

“there’s a view of the Rhône, in which the sky and the water are the colour of absinthe, with a blue bridge and black figures of ruffians;”

Vincent To Theo van Gogh. Arles, on or about Monday, 13 August 1888

 

 

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 65 x 81 cm, Size 25 figure
Arles, France: June 16, 1888
Collection Joseph Hackmey
Israel, Asia
F: 426, JH: 1468

Where Vincent Was:
Arles

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