Cat in foreground, aqua blue roof in background
Van Gogh’s Daubigny’s Garden Paintings
Van Gogh had obviously wanted to paint Daubigny’s garden for some time. Following the study Van Gogh created two double-square canvas paintings of the full garden.  In a letter to Theo on July 10, 1890 he said,
“The third canvas is Daubigny’s garden, a picture I have had in mind ever since I came here.”
Then on July 23 he wrote,
“Perhaps you will take a look at this sketch of Daubigny’s garden – it is one of my most carefully thought-out canvases.”
  Van Gogh’s paintings of Daubigny’s garden are vivid and filled with early-summer flowers and grasses.  They are composed of natural tones of pinks, greens and violets, staying true to Daubigny’s own devotion to nature.   Painting, Oil on Canvas Auvers-sur-Oise, France: July, 1890 Collection R. Staechelin Basel, Switzerland, Europe F: 777, JH: 2105