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About the manuscript :  

Apocalypse, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.1043. Copied and illuminated in France, c.1290 - 1299.

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64 days in heaven and hell (27)
Spring
Van Gogh wanted to paint the view of the entrance of a Provençal orchard in the Cloisonnist style developed by Bernard and Anquetin.

An excerpt from what he wrote to his friend Émile Bernard on April 12, 1888:
“Here’s a croquis, by the way, the entrance to a Provençal orchard with its yellow reed fences, with its shelter (against the mistral), black cypresses, with its typical vegetables of various greens, yellow lettuces, onions and garlic and emerald leeks.”

Vincent Van Gogh, Verger en fleurs bordé de cyprès (Orchard in Blossom bordered by Cypresses), April 1888:
- Oil on canvas, 65 x 81. Kröller Muller Museum, Otterlo Netherlands
- Drawing in letter of April 12, 1888 to Émile Bernard, Pierpont Morgan Library, New York
- Oil on canvas, 32,5 x 40 cm. Private collection

“Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.” J. P. Morgan 

Image is from the Rotunda in the McKim Building at the Pierpont Morgan. This space sits between Mr. Morgan’s Study and Library. The whole thing is breath-taking. Three levels of bookcases with hidden staircases and a special manuscript vault and countless literary treasures.