Terrace and Observation Deck at the Moulin de Blute-Fin, Montmartre

A work made of oil on canvas, mounted on pressboard.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas, mounted on pressboard.

Date:

early 1887

Artist:

Vincent van Gogh
Dutch, 1853-1890

About this artwork

This painting dates from the winter of 1887, roughly a year after Vincent van Gogh arrived in Paris to join his brother, the art dealer Theo van Gogh. It is one of a group of landscapes featuring the Butte Montmartre, a short climb from the apartment on the rue Lepic where Vincent and Theo lived. Montmartre was dotted with reminders of its quickly receding rural past—abandoned quarries, kitchen gardens, and three surviving windmills, including the Moulin de Blute-Fin. The nonfunctional mill had become a tourist attraction, affording spectacular panoramic views over Paris from the observation tower erected beside it.

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European Painting and Sculpture

Artist

Vincent van Gogh

Title

Terrace and Observation Deck at the Moulin de Blute-Fin, Montmartre

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1887

Medium

Oil on canvas, mounted on pressboard

Dimensions

17 1/8 × 13 in. (43.6 × 33 cm)

Credit Line

Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection

Reference Number

1926.202

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