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Auvers-sur-Oise, France

  • June 7, 1892 - April 8, 1914

On 29 July 1890, Vincent died of injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound incurred two days before in a field outside Auvers-sur-Oise. He was buried in the village cemetery on 30 July. The funeral was attended by his brother Theo, Dr Gachet, the Ravouxs, neighbours from the village, and friends from Paris, including Emile Bernard, Charles Laval, Lucien Pissarro and Julien Tanguy. The coffin was surrounded by flowers. Dr Gachet said a few words, and Theo expressed his thanks to those in attendance. Theo wrote to his wife, Jo Bonger:

“Hij is begraven op een zonnige plek tussen de korenvelden, en het kerkhof heeft niet dat onprettige karakter van de Parijse kerkhoven.” (bron: Kort geluk, 1999, p. 281)

Six months after Vincent's death, Theo died in Utrecht. He was initially buried there, but his body was moved to the cemetery in Auvers-sur-Oise in 1914. The brothers lie buried there side by side today.


Marije Vellekoop et al
Vincent van Gogh tekeningen, deel 4: Saint-Rémy en Auvers-sur-Oise 1888-1890
Zwolle, 2007

Ronald Pickvance
Van Gogh in Saint-Rémy and Auvers
New York, 1986

Wouter van der Veen
Van Gogh in Auvers: his last days
New York, 2010

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