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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Mr. and Mrs. Ginoux
Saint-Rémy, early February 1890

My dear Mr. Ginoux,

I should certainly have preferred to call on you in person to inquire after your patient's health, as I had hoped to be able to go and see you again one of these days. I am obliged to write you for news.

Please do not fail to let me know how she is, for I should be uneasy if I did not receive your news by return mail.

Only the other day I had a letter from Mr. Paul [Gauguin], and it is possible that I shall go and see him soon, for I am longing to make the acquaintance of my brother's little boy, who was born a short time ago, safe and sound fortunately. So for myself I am quite glad that all goes well with me, especially as my work is not progressing too badly, and because there have been articles on my pictures published simultaneously in Belgium and in Paris, where I had them exhibited, in which they speak far better of them than I myself could have wished.

I am expecting a visit from a Marseilles painter one of these days, which is another reason why I don't know exactly when I shall be able to go and see you; as for myself, the latest attack has now passed off, and I am again working as usual.

Anyway, I hope you will not leave me pining for an answer. All the best to you and Mrs. Ginoux, and my good wishes for her speedy recovery.

A handshake for you two and for my other friends, and believe me,

Sincerely yours, Vincent v. Gogh


At this time, Vincent was 36 year old
Source:
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Ginoux. Written early February 1890 in Saint-Rémy. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number .
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