Artist: Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, Zundert 1853–1890 Auvers-sur-Oise)
Date: April–May 1882
Medium: Black chalk, graphite, pen, brush, and ink, heightened with white body color on laid paper watermarked ED & CIE (in a cartouche)
Dimensions: 11 5/8 x 23 1/16in. (29.6 x 58.5cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number: 1972.118.281
Van Gogh's first commission came from his uncle Cornelis Marinus, an art dealer, for drawings of views of the Hague, where he was then living. This large view of a nursery close to Van Gogh's studio was among those he sent to Marinus in May 1882.