[Note by Jo Bonger-van Gogh. Before going to Holland,
Vincent declared his love to Ursula Loyer, but heard that she
was already engaged to be married, so he came home in a
Thanks for your letter. I intend to leave here on Thursday,
June 25, or Saturday, June 27, if nothing interferes. I am also
anxious to have a good talk with you about art; think it over
and perhaps you will have some questions to put to me. We have
many beautiful things here, including a fine picture by Jacquet
and a beautiful Boldini.
There are beautiful things in the Royal Academy this year.
Tissot has three pictures there. Lately I took up drawing
again, but it did not amount to much.
I was glad to see from your letter that you often visit the
Haanebeeks. À Dieu, we shall meet soon. My compliments
to all the friends.
Ever your brother, Vincent
I am glad you like César de Cock so much; he is one
of the few painters who understands our dear Brabant
intimately. I do not know if I told you that I met him in Paris
At this time, Vincent was 21 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 16 June 1874 in London. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 017.
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