Early paintings (Nuenen, 1884-85)
by Vincent van GOGH

Van Gogh stayed at the Nuenen vicarage with his parents longer than at any single place in his entire life as an artist. Here he could devote himself entirely to painting, using oil on canvas, which he had previously been unable to effort. He tried to perfect his command on the three types of picture he had hitherto been concentrating on: stll-lifes, landscapes and genre paintings.

Working on various series at the same time, he used up all the suitable subjects he could find around the village where his parents were living. During the first year at Nuenen he produced a number of everyday scenes from the life of weavers, paintings of the surrounding countryside, and a number of still-lifes.

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
The Old Tower of Nuenen with a Ploughman
February 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 35 x 42 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

1014*800
True Color
99 Kb



Weaver Facing Left, with Spinning Wheel
March 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 63 x 84 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1700*1237
True Color
243 Kb



Weaver, Seen from the Front
May 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 70 x 85 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

1235*1000
True Color
162 Kb



Weaver, Seen from the Front
July 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on panel, 48 x 61 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

1500*1136
True Color
205 Kb



The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring
May 1884, Nuenen
Oil on paper on panel, 25 x 57 cm
Groninger Museum voor Stad en Lande, Groningen

1817*750
True Color
174 Kb



The Old Church Tower at Nuenen
May 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on panel, 48 x 55 cm
Private collection

1301*1100
True Color
182 Kb



Cart with Red and White Ox
July 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on panel, 57 x 83 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

1309*900
True Color
150 Kb



Chapel at Nuenen with Churchgoers
October 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 42 x 32 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1011*1300
True Color
214 Kb



Avenue of Poplars in Autumn
October 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on panel, 99 x 66 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

867*1300
True Color
183 Kb



Still-Life with Clogs and Pots
November 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on panel, 42 x 54 cm
Centraal Museum, Utrecht

1318*1000
True Color
129 Kb



Water Mill at Gennep
November 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on panel, 85 x 151 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

1602*900
True Color
140 Kb



Head of a Peasant Woman with White Cap
November-January 1884-85, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 42 x 33 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

954*1200
True Color
114 Kb



Head of a Young Peasant with Pipe
November-February 1884-85, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 38 x 30 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

711*900
True Color
41 Kb



The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in the Snow
January 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on panel, 43 x 78 cm
Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles

1364*900
True Color
171 Kb



Peasant Woman Peeling Potatoes
February 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on panel, 43 x 31 cm
Private collection

624*850
True Color
58 Kb



Peasant Woman at the Spinning Wheel
February-March 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 41 x 33 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

646*850
True Color
63 Kb



Peasant Woman by the Fireplace
March-April 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on panel, 29 x 40 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris

1278*900
True Color
129 Kb



Peasant and Peasant Woman Planting Potatoes
April 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 33 x 45 cm
Kunsthaus, Zurich

1116*900
True Color
143 Kb



Head of a Peasant Woman in a Green Shawl
March-May 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 33 x 46 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

667*950
True Color
41 Kb



Cottage with Woman Digging
June 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas on cardboard, 31 x 42 cm
Art Institute, Chicago

1243*900
True Color
158 Kb



Peasant Woman Digging
July-August 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 46 x 32 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

900*1114
True Color
114 Kb



Peasant Woman Digging Potatoes
Summer 1885, Nuenen
Oil on cardboard on panel, 32 x 38 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

1200*941
True Color
160 Kb



Sheaves of Wheat
August 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

948*1300
True Color
192 Kb



The Vicarage at Nuenen
September-October 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 33 x 43 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1328*1000
True Color
191 Kb



Still-Life with Open Bible
October 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 65 x 78 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam

1233*1000
True Color
180 Kb




Summary of works by Vincent van Gogh
Early paintings (1881-85)
Etten, The Hague | Nuenen | The Potato Eaters | Antwerp
Paris (1886-87)
Flower and other still-lifes | Various
Arles (1888-89)
Orchards in Blossom | Portraits
January-August 1888 | September 1888-April 1889
Asylum in Saint-Rémy (1889-90)
Environs | Cypresses and olive groves
Copies after other artists | Miscellaneous
Auvers-sur-Oise (1890)
Last paintings (May-July 1890)
Self-portraits (1886-89)
Self-portraits in chronological order
Graphics
Lithographs | Watercolours | Drawings | 1 | 2 | 3