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My dear Theo and dear Jo,
After having made Jo's acquaintance, henceforth it will be
difficult for me to write only to Theo, but Jo will allow me,
I hope, to write in French, because after two
years in the Midi, I really think that I shall say what I have
to say more clearly this way.
Auvers is quite beautiful, among other things a lot of old
thatched roofs, which are getting rare. So I should hope that
by settling down to do some canvases of this there would be a
chance of recovering the expenses of my stay - for really it is
profoundly beautiful, it is the real country, characteristic
At this time, Vincent was 37 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 20 May 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise. Translated by Robert Harrison, edited by Robert Harrison, number 635.
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