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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Uncle Cor
Etten, the year 1881

Etten

Dear Uncle,

As Theo is going to see you, and as I have a request to make of you, I am taking advantage of the opportunity to ask you the following:

Whether you would allow me to come to see your pictures - I have not seen any pictures for such a long time, and I am longing to so much that I have decided to let bygones be bygones in order to ask this of you.

Theo has taken along two small studies of mine - the colour of both is colder than I think right. I have two others the same size which are warmer. If you happen to have any old grooved frames which you have no immediate use for, it would please me very much to exchange one of these studies for a small frame.

Yours truly, Vincent


At this time, Vincent was 28 year old
Source:
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Uncle Cor. Written the year 1881 in Etten. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number .
URL: http://webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/10/165a.htm.

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