Painting: First Steps, After Millet
Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Original Location: Saint-Remy
F: 668, JH: 1883
Museum: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In the hope of cheering up his brother at the asylum at Saint-Remy, Theo van Gogh sent Vincent van Gogh art supplies and black-and-white reproductions of drawings by Jean-Francois Millet (1814-1875). This painting is Vincent van Gogh’s colorful interpretation of one of those images.