GOGH, Vincent van
(b. 1853, Groot Zundert, d. 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise)
Seascape at Saintes-MariesMay-June 1888, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer
Oil on canvas, 51 x 64 cm
Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, Amsterdam
Catalogue numbers: F 415, JH 1465.
At the end of May 1888 van Gogh took a trip to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, a fishing village on the Mediterranean coast. He painted here two seascapes (F 415 and F 417) and a view of the village (F 416) along with a number of drawings that he based paintings on once he was back in his studio. The present Seascape is one of the two compositions of the Mediterranean he completed during his stay.