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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
Auvers-sur-Oise, 20 May 1890

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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 and picturesque.


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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