'The Oise at Auvers' by Vincent van Gogh

'The Oise at Auvers' by Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh, 'The Oise at Auvers' © Tate, London, 2011

Vincent van Gogh arrived at Auvers-sur-Oise in May 1890. He immediately asked his brother to send him paper as 'there is lots to draw here'. He drew this view while standing on a railway embankment.

van Gogh wrote to his brother:

"Here in Auvers we are far enough from Paris for it to be real countryside, ... there is so much wellbeing in the air... no factories, but lovely, well-kept greenery in abundance."

This drawing represents one of the reproductions of van Gogh's work shown in the 1911 exhibition.