Open main menu

Category:Corridor in the Asylum

Vincent van Gogh - Corridor in the Asylum

Corridor in the Asylum is a watercolor gouache that Vincent made during his stay at the Saint-Paul Asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. The painting is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Jan Hulsker thought it was probably executed in October 1889 at a time when Vincent spent some weeks without canvas or an adequate supply of oil paints because of a delay in an order he had made (the "watercolor" is in fact diluted oil paint). Other editors have placed it as executed around May or June, sent as a kind of report on his surroundings to his brother Theo, while yet other editors place it as late July while Vincent was recovering from his mid-July attack of mania .[1] There is no mention of the work in Vincent's surviving letters.

The work is given full colour reproductions in both Hulsker's and de la Faille's catalogue raisonnés (colourplate XXXVII JH1808 and colourplate p. 590 F1529 respectively). Related works are F1530 The Vestibule of the Asylum and F1528 Window of Vincent's Studio at the Asylum.

Corridor in the Asylum 
Corridor in the Asylum MET DT365509.jpg
Upload media
Instance ofgouache painting
Location France
Inventory number
  • 1889
  • 49.1 cm
  • 65.1 cm
Authority control
Blue pencil.svg
Corridor in the Asylum (en); A Saint-Paul elmegyógyintézet folyosója in Saint-Rémyben (hu); Korridor im Hospital Saint-Paul (de)
  1. Colta Ives; Susan Alyson Stein; Sjraar van Heugten; Marije Vellekoop () Vincent Van Gogh: The Drawings, Category:New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 322 ISBN: 978-1588391650.

Media in category "Corridor in the Asylum"

The following 7 files are in this category, out of 7 total.