On May 8, 1889, Vincent van Gogh was voluntarily admitted to the asylum of Saint-Paul de Mausole, formerly a 12th-century Romanesque monastery, in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. The town took its name from a bishop of Reims who is said to have brought about a miraculous cure there on his way to Avignon.2
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch. Asylum at Saint-Rémy, 1889. Oil on canvas, 90.2 × 73.3 cm (35½ × 28
in). The Armand Hammer Collection. Gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation. Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California.