Vincent Van Gogh | A Wheatfield with Cypresses

A Wheatfield with Cypresses is any of three similar 1889 paintings by Vincent van Gogh. The National Gallery in London holds a September 1889 version. Another, painted in July of the same year, is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The third is held by a private collection. All were executed at the Saint-Rémy mental asylum near Arles, France; he was a patient there at that time. In a letter to his brother, Theo, Vincent described the painting: “I have a canvas of cypresses with some ears of wheat, some poppies, a blue sky like a piece of Scotch plaid; the former painted with a thick impasto … and the wheat field in the sun, which represents the extreme heat, very thick too.”

Artist Vincent van Gogh Year  1889 Type Oil on canvas Dimensions  72.1 cm × 90.9 cm (28.4 in × 35.8 in) Location The National Gallery, London

Artist Vincent van Gogh
Year 1889
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 72.1 cm × 90.9 cm (28.4 in × 35.8 in)
Location The National Gallery, London

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Artist Vincent van Gogh
Year 1889
Type Oil on canvas
Dimensions 73 cm × 93.4 cm (29 in × 36.8 in)
Location Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

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