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Letter from Paul Gauguin to Vincent van Gogh
Pont-Aven, c.19 March 1888

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,

Paul Gauguin.

Pont-Aven - pension Gloanec.


At this time, Vincent was 34 year old
Source:
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.
URL: http://webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/18/etc-Gauguin-GAC29.htm.

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