In the winter of 1888, Vincent Van Gogh came to the conclusion that he could no longer live and paint in Paris so he moved to Arles, a small town in south of France. He made a series of pen and ink drawings of gardens and parks and this drawing is one of them.
In the execution of the drawings, the handling of the pen is very careful and elegant. It is a demonstration of Van Gogh's peaceful mind at that time. His series of parks and gardens starts with the impressive summer views of gardens that he sent to his brother in August. The lush vegetation, depicted with a broad range of penstrokes, makes the summer heat seem almost palpable in these scenes.