Vincent goed to Auvers sur Oise; he gets more and more
melancholic. He commits suicide at the 29th of July 1890.
In January Theo's wife, Jo, gives birth to a son whom they name
Vincent Willem. After a serious attack in February lasting two
months, it is decided that Vincent should be under the care of Dr.
Paul Gachet. He left the institution at the end of 1890 and went
north again, this time to the rustic village of Auvers-sur-Oise,
near Paris. Although he now had a small but growing circle of
admirers, Van Gogh had lost his original passion. "I feel a
failure", he wrote to Theo. He arrived in Auvers-sur-Oise, twenty
two miles from Paris, full of enthusiasm at the magnificence of the
countryside, delighted with the thatched roof of local cottages,
and, alone with himself and nature, spent all his time outside,
painting. Alas, his good spirits were not to last. In one of his
last letters to Theo, dated July 1890, he sadly wrote, "I feel...a
failure. That's it as far as I'm concerned...I feel that this is
the destiny that I accept, that will never change."
In July he somehow gets hold of a gun and shoots himself. He died
of his injuries two days later at the age of 37.