I really want to know if you are leaving The Hague. Is that
what you want, too? Do write me if it is yes or
no? Provisionally I am staying here, and I probably will
not go to Holland before the autumn.
In the first box that goes to The Hague you will find a
little parcel for Helvoirt. Please forward it after looking at
what's in it. There are a few lithographs which I should like
to see hanging in Father's study, next to the “Funeral
Procession through the Cornfields,” by Van der Maaten.
“An Old Huguenot,” by Anker - the lithograph of
which is in the parcel - I have sold to Uncle Vincent, who was
here a few days ago. He also bought a beautiful picture by
Jacque, “Horses before a Plough in the Rain.”
I don't know whether I have already written to you about it
or not, but there has been a sale here of drawings by Millet.
When I entered the hall of the Hôtel Drouot, where they
were exhibited, I felt like saying, “Take off your shoes,
for the place where you are standing is Holy Ground.”
You know that Millet lived at Gréville. Well, I do
not know whether it was at Gréville or Granville that
the man whom I told you of died. However this may be, I looked
at Millet's drawings of “The Rocks of
Gréville” with extra care. There is now a picture
of his at the Luxembourg, “The Church at
Gréville.” À Dieu
At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 29 June 1875 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 029.
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