Landscape with a Carriage and a Train

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Landscape with a Carriage and a Train
Van Gogh Landscape with carriage and train 1890.jpg
ArtistVincent van Gogh
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions72.0 cm × 90.0 cm (28.3 in × 35.4 in)
LocationPushkin Museum, Moscow (F760, JH2019)

Landscape with a Carriage and a Train is an oil painting by Vincent van Gogh that he painted in June 1890 when he lived in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.[1][2][3]


Van Gogh spent the last few months of his life in Auvers-sur-Oise, a small town just north of Paris, after he left an asylum at Saint-Rémy in May 1890.[4] He made the painting in the week following his portraits of Dr. Gachet.[5] The viewpoint from above was a favourite perspective of his since his days sketching in the dunes of Scheveningen at The Hague with the aid of a perspective frame.[6]

Van Gogh described the painting in a letter to his sister Wil:[7]

The painting is in the collection of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow.[8]




  1. ^ van der Veen, Wouter; Knapp, Peter (2010). Van Gogh in Auvers: His Last Days. The Monacelli Press. pp. 134–5. ISBN 1-58093-301-7. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ de la Faille, Jacob Baart (1970). The works of Vincent van Gogh. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff. p. 293.
  3. ^ Hulsker, Jan (1986). The Complete Van Gogh: Paintings, Drawings, Sketches. Random House. p. 462. ISBN 0-517-44867-X. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Naifeh, Steven; White Smith, Gregory (2011). Van Gogh: The Life. Random House. p. 822 ff. ISBN 0-375-50748-5.
  5. ^ Hulsker (1980) p. 462
  6. ^ Naifeh and Smith (2011) pp. 290-3
  7. ^ "Letter 886: To Willemien van Gogh. Auvers, Friday, 13 June 1890". Vincent van Gogh: The Letters. Van Gogh Museum. Paragraph 1 ff. Lately I’ve been working a lot and quickly ...
  8. ^ Brooks, D. "Landscape with Carriage and Train in the Background". The Vincent van Gogh Gallery, endorsed by Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam. David Brooks (self-published).


  • de la Faille, Jacob-Baart. The Works of Vincent van Gogh: His Paintings and Drawings. Amsterdam: Meulenhoff, 1970. ISBN 978-1-55660-811-7
  • Hulsker, Jan. The Complete Van Gogh. Oxford: Phaidon, 1980. ISBN 0-7148-2028-8
  • Naifeh, Steven; Smith, Gregory White. Van Gogh: The Life. Profile Books, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84668-010-6
  • van der Veen, Wouter; Knapp, Peter. Van Gogh in Auvers: His Last Days. Monacelli Press, 2010. ISBN 978-1-58093-301-8