Vincent van Gogh in the National Gallery of Art in Washington

The National Gallery of Art in Washington was created in 1937 for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress, accepting the gift of financier and art collector Andrew W. Mellon.

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Flower Beds in Holland (c.1883)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 19 1/4 x 26 inches
  • 48.9 x 66 cm

In this painting, we see that Van Gogh has not mastered his signature style yet and is going through a more Impressionistic route. It is said that the artist abandoned this painting after moving to Antwerp in 1885.

Farmhouse in Provence (1888)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 18 1/8 x 24 inches
  • 46.1 x 60.9 cm

Despite being greeted with snow upon his arrival, Van Gogh stayed for the sun in Arles. This painting features a bright sun-soaked landscape with complementary colors and a rather optimistic tone.

La Mousmè (1888)

  • Oil on canvas
  • 28 7/8 x 23 3/4 inches
  • 73.3 x 60.3 cm

The sitter, or the mousmè, is a young girl from Provence who appears to be holding flowers in her left hand. The artist calls the sitter a mousmè after reading a novel that tackled the French’s fascination with Japanese culture.