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

Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass

March 1888, Arles
Oil on canvas, 24 x 19 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Catalogue numbers: F 392, JH 1361.

In February 1888 van Gogh left for Arles in southern France where he wanted to paint orchards in blossom. As a matter of fact, the south welcomed him with snow. Unperturbed, he broke a budding twig off a tree and put it in a glass of water, waiting for blossoms.

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