The Vicarage at Nuenen, 1885

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890)

  • Oil on Canvas, 33 X 43 cm
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • F 182

Around 5 December 1883, Van Gogh left Drenthe, where he had been working for the last three months, for Nuenen – a village in the province of Brabant where his father had been pastor since 1882. He stayed with his family in the vicarage from December 1883 until May 1885. At Vincent’s request, the laundry at the rear of the house was turned into a kind of studio. The Reverend Van Gogh wrote to Theo: ‘We do not think it’s really suitable, but we have had a proper stove installed (…). I wanted to put in a large window as well, but he prefers not to have one.’

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