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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Anthon van Rappard
Nuenen, 1st half July 1885

Nuenen, 1st half July 1885

Amice Rappard,

To my regret I have not yet discovered any reply from you. The more I think about it the more I feel that I shall personally not be at all sorry to be done with you - unless you withdraw once and for all a correspondence that - in my opinion - is hardly a credit to you. But I repeat that I am willing to look upon the whole business as a misunderstanding, and not to alter our friendly relations, provided that you realize yourself - that you were mistaken.

As I don't want things to drag on on any account, I beg you to answer me before the end of the week. And I shall know, according to the contents of your letter, what to decide.

In case you do not write this week - I no longer desire your reply. And then time will tell whether your remarks about my work and my person were justified or not - were made in good faith or not.

With greetings,

Vincent


At this time, Vincent was 32 year old
Source:
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Anthon van Rappard. Written 1st half July 1885 in Nuenen. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number R56.
URL: http://webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/15/R56.htm.

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