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[Letterhead] Paris, July 24 1875
A few days ago we received a picture by de Nittis,
a view of London on a rainy day, Westminster bridge and the house of
Parliament [sic]. I used to pass over Westminsterbridge every morning
and evening and know how it looks when the sun sets behind
Westminster abbey and the house of Parliament, and how it looks
early in the morning, and in winter in snow and fog.
When I saw the picture I felt how much I loved London. Still
I think that it is better for me that I left it.
This in answer to your question.
I certainly do not believe that you will be sent to
Thanks for the “Springtime of Life.” And
“At Midnight” by Rückert. The first is very
beautiful, the latter reminds me of “September
Night” by de Musset. I wish I could send it you, but I do
not possess it.
Yesterday we sent a box to The Hague in which you will find
what I promised you.
I hear that Anna and Liesbeth are at home, I should like to
Be as happy as you can and write to me soon. With a firm
Your loving brother, Vincent
At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 24 July 1875 in Paris. Translated by Robert Harrison, edited by Robert Harrison, number 032.
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