From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Emile Bernard
Date: Arles, on or about Thursday, 12 April 1888
New York, Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum
See for our dating of on or about Thursday, 12 April 1888: letter 595, Date.
- Orchard bordered by cypresses (
F - / JH 1390), letter sketch. Colour notations: at top left: ‘ciel gros bleu’ (Big blue sky); in the left-hand tree: ‘pecher rose’ (pink peach-tree); in the centre background, twice beside the treetops and once in the group of trees at the same height as the word ‘blanc’ (white): ‘cypres’ (cypress); in the right-hand tree: ‘poirier blanc’ (white pear-tree); in the trees in the centre: ‘verger en fleur’ (orchard in blossom); on the ground under the trees: ‘lilas’ (lilac), three times; on the path under the trees: ‘vert jaune’ (green yellow); on the fences at left and right, and on the roof on the right: ‘jaune’, three times; on the path: ‘chemin jaune’ (yellow path) and ‘jaune’; by the upper strip beside the path: ‘ail vert emeraude’ (emerald-green garlic); by the lower strip: ‘emeraude’; on the strip in the foreground, beside the path: ‘rigole d’eau bleu vert’ (ditch with blue green water); on the patch of land in the left foreground: ‘lilas’; and on the patch in the foreground: ‘vert jaune’ (green-yellow).