This drawing depicted a public park in Place Lamartine. It was a pen and pencil drawing and created in summer of 1888. Van Gogh took out the lease on his house on Place Lamartine in May 1888, and he often spoke of it in almost amorous terms.
The Yellow House was where he hoped to realize the dream that had been one of his reasons for moving to the south: he wanted to establish an artists' colony or 'Studio of the South', where artists could live and work together. This ideal of his makes one understand why the house played such a significant role in his life.