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Peach Trees in Blossom
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Peach Trees in Blossom

1889

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

Oil on canvas

Depth: 10.8 cm ( frame ); Height: 84.3 cm ( frame ); Width: 100.6 cm ( frame ); Height: 65 cm ( canvas ); Width: 81 cm ( canvas );

Acquisition
Courtauld, Samuel; gift; 1932
P.1932.SC.176

About this work
This is van Gogh’s last view of a plain outside Arles that he often painted since settling in the south of France in 1888. He wrote to the painter Paul Signac ‘everything is small there ... even the mountains, as in certain Japanese landscapes, which is the reason why the subject attracted me.’ The snow-capped peak on the right (a deliberate echo of Mount Fuji in Japan) and blossoming trees create a peaceful atmosphere. But the bent figure at left emphasises this is a man-made landscape. (Permanent collection label)



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Copyright: © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London

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