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Auvers-sur-Oise, France

  • May 20, 1890 - July 29, 1890

In early June 1890, Vincent painted the medieval church in Auvers-sur-Oise. He described the painting in a letter to his sister Willemien:

“With that I have a larger painting of the village church – an effect in which the building appears purplish against a sky of a deep and simple blue of pure cobalt, the stained-glass windows look like ultramarine blue patches, the roof is violet and in part orange. In the foreground a little flowery greenery and some sunny pink sand.” Read the complete letter

Vincent compared the painting to the studies he had made of the old church in Nuenen


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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