Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Arles, October 1888
pencil, reed pen and pen and ink, watercolour, on paper,
25.7 cm x 32.0 cm
Credits (obliged to state): Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
The building on the corner with the green window frames is the Yellow House in Arles (FR). Van Gogh hoped to found a painters' colony there where like-minded artists could live and work together.
Van Gogh painted the Yellow House shortly after moving in. He drew this 'copy' to give his brother Theo an impression of the place. 'Did you see that my drawing . . . shows the house? You'll be able to form an idea of the colour. I have a no. 30 canvas of that drawing,' he wrote in October 1888.