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  1. 7 Jun. 1892 1892
     - 8 Apr. 1914 1914

Cemetery Auvers-sur-Oise, France 7 Jun 1892 – 8 Apr 1914 Download walk On 29 July 1890, Vincent died of injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound incurred two days before in a field outside Auvers-sur-Oise. He was buried in the village cemetery on 30 July. The funeral was attended by his brother Theo, Dr Gachet, the Ravouxs, neighbours from the village and friends from Paris, including Emile Bernard, Charles Laval, Lucien Pissarro and Julien Tanguy. The coffin was surrounded by flowers. Dr Gachet said a few words and Theo expressed his thanks to those in attendance. Theo wrote to his wife, Jo Bonger:

“He was buried in a sunny spot among the cornfields, and the cemetery does not have that unpleasant character of Parisian cemeteries.” (source: Kort geluk, 1999, p. 281)

Six months after Vincent’s death, Theo died in Utrecht. He was initially buried there, but his body was moved to the cemetery in Auvers-sur-Oise in 1914. The brothers still lie buried there side by side today.

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  1. Marije Vellekoop e.a.

    Vincent van Gogh tekeningen, deel 4: Saint-Rémy en Auvers-sur-Oise 1888-1890
    Zwolle, 2007
  2. Ronald Pickvance

    Van Gogh in Saint-Rémy and Auvers
    New York, 1986
  3. Wouter van der Veen

    Van Gogh in Auvers: his last days
    New York, 2010