The Lovers (The Poets Garden IV)

The Lovers (The Poets Garden IV)

"Here’s very rough croquis of my last canvas. A row of green cypresses against a pink sky with a pale lemon crescent moon. Foreground a piece of waste land, and some sand and a few thistles. Two lovers, the man pale blue with a yellow hat, the woman has a pink bodice and a black skirt. That makes the fourth canvas of the ‘poet’s garden’; which is the decoration for Gauguin's bedroom." To Theo van Gogh. Arles, Sunday, 21 October 1888.
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Painting Date
20th of October 1888
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“Here’s very rough croquis of my last canvas. A row of green cypresses against a pink sky with a pale lemon crescent moon.  Foreground a piece of waste land, and some sand and a few thistles. Two lovers, the man pale blue with a yellow hat, the woman has a pink bodice and a black skirt. That makes the fourth canvas of the ‘poet’s garden’; which is the decoration for Gauguin’s bedroom.”

To Theo van Gogh. Arles, Sunday, 21 October 1888.

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 75 x 92 cm, Size 30 Figure
Arles: October 20, 1888
Location unknown (declared to be ‘”degenerate'” by the Nazis and confiscated in 1937)
F: 485, JH: 1615

Where Vincent Was:
Arles

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