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

Peasant and Peasant Woman Planting Potatoes

April 1885, Nuenen
Oil on canvas, 33 x 45 cm
Kunsthaus, Zurich

Catalogue numbers: F 129a, JH 727.

Van Gogh's main subject in 1885 was perhaps the potato. He not only painted the eating of potatoes, he also did a number of still-lifes of potatoes in baskets or crates. Furthermore, he followed the growing of potatoes, from the planting to the lifting, in a series showing people digging.