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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
Nuenen, 6 August 1885

Dear Theo,

Just a line to welcome you. I wish it would be convenient for you to drop in with your friend Bonger this afternoon before dinner, let's say between 3 and 5.

I thought this might be the best thing to do, as you will then be free to spend the whole evening at home.

I am rather busy, as they are reaping the corn in the fields, for, as you know, this lasts only a few days, and it is one of the most beautiful things.

But I will take care to be in the studio between 3 and 5.

In the evening I'll drop in at Mother's for a little talk.

But for the rest, you must not be offended when I go on with my work.

With a handshake,

Ever yours, Vincent

At this time, Vincent was 32 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 6 August 1885 in Nuenen. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 419.

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