Van Gogh in
Avenue du Cimetière
The cemetery still exists and can be visited.
Van Gogh in
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.
Relevant letters from Vincent
No relevant letters found so far.
Marije Vellekoop e.a.
Wouter van der Veen