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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
Auvers-sur-Oise, 7 July 1890

Auvers-sur-Oise, 7 July 1890

Dear brother and sister,

My impression is that since we are all rather confused and also that a little overwrought, it matters comparatively little to insist on having very clear definitions of the position we find ourselves in. You rather surprise me by seeming to want to force the situation and are in discord. Can I do anything about it - perhaps not - but have I done something wrong, or is there anything you would like me to do?

However that may be, once again, a good handshake, and in spite of everything it gave me a great deal of pleasure to see you all again.

Be very sure of that.

Ever yours,


At this time, Vincent was 37 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 7 July 1890 in Auvers-sur-Oise. Translated by Robert Harrison, edited by Robert Harrison, number 647.

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