Blossoming Almond Tree, 1890
A Post-Impressionist Dutch painter, Van Gogh is one of the most influential painters in Western art history.
He is estimated to have produced over 2000 art works, including around 860 oil paintings in his short career – most of which in the final two years of his life.
A gift for the newly born son of his beloved brother Theo, Blossoming Almond Tree is a humble and gentle work.
The Spring scene is a loving expression of the hope and possibilities for renewal that the artist saw in the buds of blossoming trees.
He became famous after his suicide aged 37, having suffered from mental illness and poverty for many years.
On 27 July 1890, Van Gogh is believed to have shot himself in the chest with a revolver, dying from his injuries two days later.
Oil on canvas