Water Mill at Gennep by Van Gogh

In 1884, Vincent van Gogh created three paintings all titled Water Mill at Gennep. Van Gogh spent time in Neunen from 1883-1885 and during this time he studied the rural life of the people as well as their surroundings and he executed a number of landscapes, including the 3 watermill paintings. In a letter to his brother, Theo, Van Gogh mentioned the freezing working conditions in which he painted the mill, “Though it has been freezing pretty hard here for the last few days, I am still at work out-of-doors, on a rather large study (more than 40 inches) of an old water mill at Gennep, on the other side …..

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