GOGH, Vincent van
(b. 1853, Groot Zundert, d. 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise)

The Old Tower of Nuenen with a Ploughman

February 1884, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 35 x 42 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

Catalogue numbers: F 34, JH 459.

The the tower of the old ruined village church standing alone in the middle of the field appeared in the earliest works which van Gogh painted in Nuenen. He was greatly attracted to this sturdy ruin, which he could see from the house and which he painted and drew on many occasions.