My dear Vincent,
Thank you for having replied; I see that you are in good place
to study the sun that charms you, and you work so much better when
you grasp the subject. Thank you again for your good intentions in
my regard; the painting trade is so hard these days.
Because of it I am in a perpetual trance here; money problems are
the only ones that have any effect on me and unfortunately I believe
I am always destined to suffer them.
At the moment Pont-Aven is very miserable due to bad weather, winds
and continual rains, and I wait for the good weather to put me back to
work, which I have abandoned a little due to illness.
A cordial handshake,
Pont-Aven - pension Gloanec.
At this time, Vincent was 34 year old
Paul Gauguin. Letter to Vincent van Gogh. Written c.19 March 1888 in Pont-Aven. Translated by Robert Harrison, edited by Robert Harrison, number GAC 29.
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