Vincent van Gogh, (Dutch, 1853–1890). The Flowering Orchard, 1888. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ittleson Jr. Purchase Fund, 1956 (56.13) | This is one of a series of fourteen blossoming orchard paintings. That it includes a scythe and rake makes it one of only two orchards that allude to human presence or labor. The motif and Van Gogh's stylized treatment are related to Japanese prints #spring
Edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten and Nienke Bakker. The letters are the window to Van Gogh's universe. This edition, the product of 15 years of research at the Van Gogh Museum and Huygens ING, contains all Van Gogh's letters to his brother Theo, his artist friends Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard, and many others.