Vincent van Gogh stayed in an attic room of the Auberge Ravoux. He was obsessed with work. In a mere seventy days, he painted ninety canvases, each one a masterpiece. In the village he painted the church, the garden of Daubigny, streets with old houses and an abandoned square in front of the town hall on ‘Quatorze Juillet’. He trekked to the village of Auvers-sur-Oise in the rain with his portable easel, and to a cornfield with crows in flight. The latter work is often described as an announcement of his impending suicide. On 27 July 1890, he shot himself in the chest. He died two days later, at the age of 37. Theo was at his bedside. At his funeral, the casket was surrounded by his paintings, yellow dahlias and sunflowers. Vincent lies buried amongst the cornfields outside the village, with his brother Theo alongside.
From the book Vincent was here