Is This The Best Impressionist Artwork At The MFA?

Vincent van Gogh's 1890 painting Houses at Auvers. (Museum of Fine Arts)

Vincent van Gogh’s 1890 painting “Houses at Auvers.” (Museum of Fine Arts)

What is Boston’s favorite Impressionist artwork at the Museum of Fine Arts?

Over the past month the Boston institution invited people go online and pick their their favorites from 50 works in the collection. It’s all part of what the MFA is calling its first “crowdsourced” exhibition “Boston Loves Impressionism,” which opens today.

After 41,497 votes, the MFA reveals the winner is Vincent van Gogh’s 1890 painting “Houses at Auvers” (above), which received 4,464 thumbs-up.

Take that Claude Monet, who came in second with 3,543 votes for his 1907 painting “Water Lilies.” Edgar Degas took the bronze with his 1881 sculpture “Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer.”

The three artworks

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