[Extract from a letter from Albert Aurier to his mother
dated 29 November 1888.]
…which I'm sure you will have heard some talk about.
A few days before this I went to dine with Durez, who had just
returned from a mission in England with which he had been
entrusted by the government. The other day I was present at the
performance of Rolande at the Théâtre
Libre. I suppose you have read the criticisms. The personages
are very prolific with expressions like “God damn
it” and “Go to hell.” But notwithstanding
this it is very good.
I can't remember when I last had tea with Van Gogh, an
expert who owns a marvellous collection of pictures and prints
1 - and was present at…
In the summer of 1953 the “Theo van Gogh
Collection” was exhibited in the Municipal Museum of
The Hague and Amsterdam, and in the National
Kröller-Müller Museum at
Otterlo, Hoge Veluwe, Holland.
At this time, Vincent was 35 year old
Albert Aurier. Letter to his Mother. Written 29 November 1888 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number htm.
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