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  • Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889
    Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890)
    Oil on canvas

    28 3/4 x 36 3/4 in. (73 x 93.4 cm)
    Purchase, The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 1993 (1993.132)

    Writing to his brother Theo from the asylum in Saint-Rémy in early July 1889, Van Gogh described his latest work in the series he had begun in June: "I have a canvas of cypresses with a few ears of wheat, poppies, a blue sky, which is like a multicolored Scotch plaid." Van Gogh regarded this sun-drenched landscape as one of his "best" summer canvases and repeated the composition three times: first in a reed pen drawing (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam) and then in two oil variants he made later that fall (National Gallery, London; private collection).

    This work of art also appears on Connections: Clouds, Indulgence

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  • Wheat Field with Cypresses, 1889
    Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890)
    Oil on canvas

    28 3/4 x 36 3/4 in. (73 x 93.4 cm)
    Purchase, The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 1993 (1993.132)


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