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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.
With regard to this one I hammered it off in a single day,
having studied the same spot and trees for “The
Roots.” So it has been done “tout d'un trait”
out of doors, and has not even been in my studio.
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.
At this time, Vincent was 29 year old
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.
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