Square Saint-Pierre, Paris Artist: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, active France, 1853–1890)


European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art


Oil on canvas


unframed: 59.4 × 81.3 cm (23 3/8 × 32 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry R. Luce, B.A. 1920

Accession Number



19th century


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Theo van Gogh, Paris (1887); Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Amsterdam (1891); Vincent Willem van Gogh, Laren (1925); Leopold Sutro, London (1928); Sotheby's London, lot 103 (10 November 1943); Arthur Tooth Gallery, London (1943); Royan Middleton, Dundee and Aberdeen (by 1951); Alex Reid & Levefre Gallery, Ldonon (1955); Sam Salz Gallery, New York ( – January 1956); Mr. and Mrs. Henry R. Luce, New York (January 1956); Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut (1958)

  • Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Van Gogh and Nature, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2015), 121, no. 21, fig. 90.
  • Walter Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh: The Years in France, Complete Paintings 1886–1890, II (London: Philip Wilson Publishers, 2013), 96; 341, ill.
  • Martin Bailey, Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors (Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland, 2006), 43, 124, 127, fig. 24.
  • Susan Greenberg Fisher, "Translations: van Gogh in Paris," The Romance Cultures Magazine (2005): 50–55, ill.
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Seurat and the Making of "La Grande Jatte" (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 2004).
  • Madeleine Korn, ""Collecting Paintings by van Gogh in Britain before the Second World War"," van Gogh Museum Journal (2002): 135–36.
  • Susan D. Greenberg, A Selection of French Impressionist Paintings from the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2001), 26, 27, no. 7, ill.
  • Naomi Maurer, The Pursuit of Spiritual Wisdom: the thought and art of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Gauguin (Madison, Wisc.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1998), 55–56, fig. pl. 85.
  • Richard Boardingham, Impressionist Masterpieces in American Museums (New York: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates, Inc., 1996), 96, fig. pl. 97.
  • Ronald de Leeuw, van Gogh at the van Gogh Museum (Zwolle: Waanders Publishers, 1995), 76–77, ill.
  • Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh, van Gogh and Millet, exh. cat. (Amsterdam: Louis van Tilborgh, 1989), 95, fig. 14.
  • Ellen Wardwell Lee and Connie Homburg, Neo-impressionisten: Seurat tot Struycken, exh. cat. (Zwolle: Waanders Publishers, 1988).
  • Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, van Gogh à Paris, exh. cat. (Paris: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Editions de la Réunion des musées nationaux, 1988), 104.
  • Walter Feilchenfeldt, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cassirer, Berlin: the reception of van Gogh in Germany from 1901 to 1914 (Zwolle: Waanders Publishers, 1988), 86.
  • Pierre Leprohon, Vincent van Gogh (Paris: Chiron-Diffusion, 1986), 351–54.
  • Andrea P. A. Belloli, ed., A Day in the Country: Impressionism and the French Landscape, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1984).
  • John Rewald, Post-Impressionism from van Gogh to Gauguin (New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1982).
  • Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, Vincent van Gogh and the Birth of Cloisonism, exh. cat. (Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario, 1981), no. 5.
  • Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, Vincent van Gogh: his Paris period 1886–1888 (Utrecht: Editions Victorine, 1976), 274, fig. pl. XIXb.
  • J. Bernard de La Faille, The works of Vincent van Gogh: his paintings and drawings (New York: Reynal, 1970), 138–39, 632, ill.
  • Mark Roskill, van Gogh, Gauguin and the Impressionist Circle (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1970), 89, fig. pl. 75.
  • Robert L. Herbert, Neo-Impressionism, exh. cat. (New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1968).
  • Francoise Forster-Hahn, French and School of Paris Paintings in the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1968), 11, pl. 19.
  • "Recent Gifts and Purchases," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin 25, no. 1 (April 1959): 29, 50, ill.
  • Vincent van Gogh, Complete letters of Vincent van Gogh: with reproductions of all the drawings in the correspondence (Greenwich, Conn.: New York Graphic Society, 1958), 42–45.
  • Aberdeen Art Gallery, Paintings from North-East Homes, exh. cat. (Aberdeen, Scotland: Aberdeen Art Gallery, 1951), no. 145.
  • Sotheby's, London, London, Catalogue of Drawings and Paintings comprising...the Property of the late Leopold Sutro, Esq.;...10 November 1943, sale cat. (1943), 11, as "A View in a Park, 1886–7".
  • J. Bernard de La Faille, Vincent van Gogh (Paris: Éditions Hypérion, 1939), 261, no. 353, ill.
  • Alfred Sutro, Celebrities and Simple Souls (London: Duckworth, 1933), 11, 125.
  • J. Bernard de La Faille, L'oeuvre de Vincent van Gogh (Paris: G. Van Oest, 1928), no. 276, fig. pl. LXXVI.

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