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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
Brussels, 12 April 1881

Dear Theo,

As I heard from Father that there is a chance of your being in Etten next Sunday, and that it would be well for me to be there also, I start thither today.

So I hope to meet you soon, and am looking forward to it very much, particularly because I have sketched two drawings at Rappard's, “The Lamp Bearers” and “The Bearers of the Burden,” and should like to consult you about how to go on with them. I must somehow have the necessary models to finish them, and then I trust the result will be good, that is, I shall have a few compositions to show to Smeeton Tilly, or to the editors of L'Illustration or the like.

So I leave today and am letting you know, so that you will not look for me in Brussels. I should like to make a few sketches of the heaths at Etten, which is why I am starting a few days earlier.

So I hope to meet you soon, and now shake hands with you in thought.

Yours truly, Vincent


At this time, Vincent was 28 year old
Source:
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 12 April 1881 in Brussels. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 143.
URL: http://webexhibits.org/vangogh/letter/9/143.htm.

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