Created in mid-October 1889, Vue De Lasile Et De La Chapelle Saint-Paul De Mausole (Saint-Remy) depicts the Twelfth-Century Romanesque tower and chapel at the entrance to the former Augustinian monastery of Saint-Paul-de-Mausole in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. The edifice was converted into a private asylum for the mentally ill, where the artist had been a patient in voluntary confinement since early May, due to his fits of temporal lobe epilepsy.
Van Gogh painted the work en plein air while an asylum attendant kept an eye on him. It is the only painting from the period which shows the buildings of Saint-Paul from the outside looking in.
The work was sold on May 15th, 2018 at Christie’s New York during their Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale for $35,000,000.