Wouter van der Veen, the Van Gogh Institute's Scientific supervisor, revealed where Vincent van Gogh created his last canvas, famously known as "Tree Roots", before the gunfire injury that caused his death that evening. Van der Veen mentions that it was on the Rue Daubigny in Auvers-Sur-Oise, where Van Gogh created the painting, indicating a wealth of tree roots and gnarled stumps — striking both actual and in the photographs it features a close-by hillside as section of the proof for the area.

The hint to the place originated from pictures of Auvers, which Van der Veen had obtained from an old Frenchwoman that has gathered numerous memorable and historic postcards. One picture portrayed a biker on the Rue Daubigny, resting beside where the tree roots show up. He recognized the resemblances that existed in between the century-old postcard and Tree Roots. Dominique-Charles Janssens, the proprietor of the Van Gogh Institute that remained in Auvers, was asked to have a look at the location. "I'd state 45 to 50 per cent is still there," Janssens stated, describing the entanglement of origins. "They cut a few of the trees down, and it was covered with ivy; however, we took a few of them down."

Interestingly, this new proof challenges a concept formulated back in 2011 by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith in their bio Van Gogh: The Life. They suggested that van Gogh didn't commit suicide but might have obtained intoxicated and suggested two young men who unintentionally killed him. "Since we understand he painted all the time, there was also much less time for that to occur," stated Van der Veen. "Finishing his life with this paint makes a lot feel," van der Veen proceeded. "The paint shows the hard times of life and a battle with fatality." Van Gogh passed away on July 29, 1890.