This is one of the landscapes Vincent van Gogh painted in 1886 after moving to the Montmartre area of Paris. At the time he often went out onto the then still undeveloped side of the hill of Montmartre. The quarry in the foreground stood on the Rue Caulaincourt. Van Gogh faithfully reproduces the tops of the windmills as he would have seen them from this vantage point, protruding above the top of the hill.


  • Title: The hill of Montmartre with stone quarry
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Date Created: June 1886 - July 1886
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Place Part Of: France
  • Type: Landscape
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry

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