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The Flowering Orchard  1888

by Vincent van Gogh

The arrival of spring in Arles in 1888 found Van Gogh "in a fury of work." As he wrote to his brother Theo, "the trees are in blossom and I would like to do a Provençal orchard of tremendous gaiety." Between late March and late April, the artist dedicated fourteen canvases to the subject, working in a range of sizes, formats, and styles. This composition, dominated by the ...
28 1/2 x 21 in. (72.4 x 53.3 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art