Farms near Auvers

Van Gogh loved the ‘mossy thatched roofs’ which he saw near his last home at Auvers, close to Paris. A row of dilapidated farm buildings dominates this picture, made a month before the artist’s death.

Their shapes are mimicked by the fields and hills behind. The hasty brushwork and blank sky suggest that the painting is unfinished.

Key facts

Artist dates
1853 - 1890
Full title
Farms near Auvers
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
50.2 x 100.3 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from Tate: Bequeathed by C. Frank Stoop 1933
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Further information

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