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

Haystacks in Provence

June 1888, Arles
Oil on canvas, 73 x 93 cm
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller, Otterlo

Catalogue numbers: F 425, JH 1442.

This painting of a Provençal farm with two huge hayricks was painted in June 1888 as a pendant to Harvest at La Crau (F 412). It calls to mind van Gogh's earlier portrait of sheaves of wheat, painted in Nuenen in 1885 when he was also preoccupied with cycles of rural labour and the seasons.