In May 1890, Van Gogh left the asylum in Saint-Remy and moved to Auvers.
On May 21 he wrote to Theo:
“I already feel that it did me good to go South, the better to see the North. It is as I thought, I see more violet hues wherever they are. Auvers is decidedly very beautiful”.
Vincent immediately started to paint, he painted almost a picture a day. The painting of the thatched cottages was one of his first paintings in Auvers:
“I have one study of old thatched roofs with a field of peas in flower in the foreground and wheat, background of hills. A study which I think you will like”.
Current location: Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia