The Montmartre district in Paris was a popular destination for people on a day out. Vincent van Gogh depicted the street leading to the gardens around the mill on the hilltop. The mill on wheels in the centre is probably some sort of billboard. Left of centre the ‘Moulin à Poivre’ is visible. In Van Gogh’s day the windmills were no longer in operation, but served as an entertainment venue and tourist attraction.


  • Title: Impasse des Deux Frères
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Date Created: February 1887 - April 1887
  • Location: Paris
  • Type: Landscape
  • Original Source: Impasse des Deux Frères
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

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