Painted in 1887, a year after van Gogh had moved to Paris from his native Holland. The artist's response to the work of the Impressionists is evident in the short, straw-like strokes of paint and bright colour. Asnières, a district on the river Seine near Paris, was popular with the Impressionists and the site of several paintings by van Gogh, dating from his first period in Paris.
oil on canvas
image © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford