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

Enclosed Field behind Saint-Paul Hospital: Rising Sun

November-December 1889, Saint-Rémy
Black chalk, reed pen and ink, 470 x 620 mm
Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich

Catalogue numbers: F 1552, JH 1863.

Van Gogh often painted and drew this view from his hospital window at Saint-Rémy, using the window itself as a sort of perspective frame. He had tried to master the laws of correct perspective by reading textbooks on the subject, and in The Hague he had had a perspective frame made to help him in achieving it.