Nuenen, 1st half July 1885
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.
At this time, Vincent was 32 year old
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.
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