Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (c. 14 March 1888) ... Remember me kindly to Koning. Are you well? I am better
myself, except that eating is a real ordeal, since I have a touch
of fever and no appetite, but it's only a question of time and
I have company in the evening, for the young...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (9 April 1888) ... constitution. The
only thing is that my stomach has been terribly weak since I
came here, but after all that's probably only a matter of time.
I hope to make great progress this year, and indeed I need
I have another...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (c. 21 April 1888) ... and eat two eggs every morning.
My stomach is
very weak, but I hope to be able to get it right; it will take
time and patience. In any case I am really much better already than in Paris.
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Emile Bernard (c. 21 April 1888) ... 1 in the air
For the moment I am still lying low and keeping
very quiet, for first of all I must recover from a stomach disorder of
which I am the happy owner, but after that I shall have to make
a lot of noise, as I aspire to share...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (1 May 1888) ... I am better than I was in Paris, and if my
stomach has become terribly weak, it's
a trouble I picked up there and most likely due to the bad wine, which I drank too much of. The
wine is just as bad here, but I drink very little of it.
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Wilhelmina van Gogh (31 July 1888) ... to get into the country as much as possible. Here I am
afflicted now and then with an inability to eat, something of
the sort you suffered from at the time. But on the whole I
manage to steer clear of the rocks. When your body forsakes
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (1 September 1888) ... my physical strength, I am
regaining it, and my stomach especially is
I am sending you three volumes of Balzac today. He is really
a bit out of date, etc., but like the Daumiers and the Lemuds,
none the worse for belonging...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Emile Bernard (c. 28 September 1888) ... winter and not the season of
fine weather. I am coming to believe more and more
that the cuisine has something to do with our ability to think and to
make pictures; as for me, when my stomach bothers me it is not
conducive to the success of my work....
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh (7 January 1889) ... blood, as
an artery was severed; but my appetite came back at once, my
digestion is all right and my blood recovers from day to day,
and in the same way serenity returns to my brain day by day. So
please quite deliberately forget your unhappy...