GOGH, Vincent van
(b. 1853, Groot Zundert, d. 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise)
Starry Night over the RhôneSeptember 1888, Arles
Oil on canvas, 73 x 92 cm
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Catalogue numbers: F 474, JH 1592.
This painting can be considered the consistently conceived precursor of the more famous late masterpiece Starry Night (F 612). Here, everything lies spread beneath the sparkling tranquillity of the natural lights in the heavens.