Enclosed Field with Ploughman  1889

by Vincent van Gogh

In May 1889 van Gogh checked into an insane asylum. This landscape belongs to a series of pictures based on the view from his barred window there. The scene is much as the artist described it in a letter to his brother, Theo, on August 30th: “…a field of yellow stubble that they are ploughing, the cut part of the ploughed earth with the strips of yellow stubble, background...
54 x 65.4 cm
Oil on canvas
Public Domain, Courtesy of the MFA Boston