This late 1887 work with a background containing an impression of a Japanese print hanging behind the artist shows Vincents efforts to incorporate many of the new techniques and styles he has been exposed to in Paris.  December has always been a very difficult month for him and this painting is created in that cold Parisian month.  He juxtaposes blues and orange against a backdrop of browns with brushstrokes in sections of the background going in similar directions aligned next to sections going in different ones.   more impressionist palette of blues, oranges and broad impressionistic brushstrokes   Painting, Oil on Canvas Paris: December, 1887 Basle Offentliche Kunstsammlung Kunstmuseum Basel (on loan from the Emily Dreyfus Foundation) Basel, Switzerland, Europe F: 319, JH: 1333