This work, depicting 33 inmates within the confines of a prison exercise yard, is an interpretation Van Gogh produced of Gustave Doré ‘s The Prison
Vincent van Gogh
The Prison Courtyard
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain
Date of work
Original:Oil paint on canvas 80 x 64 cm The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow. Photo Scala, Florence
Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890) is considered one of the most influential post-impressionist artists in the history of Western art. During his short yet prolific career he developed a highly personal use of colour and brushwork, directly expressing an emotional response to his subject and his inner world.