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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
The Hague, 2 May 1882
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"Tree roots," Vincent van Gogh
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[Postcard, written in English]

Today I sent you by post 1 drawing, “A Root in a dry ground.” Just let me know what you think of it. “The Roots” is very similar to this one, but I cannot send that one, neither “Sorrow” in this manner on a roller, the drawings being mounted on cardboard.

But the paper has been slightly damaged in 2 or 3 places, as I worked through it; please have this seen to at once, else it might get worse. I think it wants a grey mount. Good bye, I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Vincent

Tuesday evening.


At this time, Vincent was 29 year old
Source:
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 2 May 1882 in The Hague. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 196.
URL: http://webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/11/196.htm.

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