van Gogh's letters - unabridged and annotated
» Home < Previous   Next >
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
Paris, 4 September 1875

  Highlighting art - influences   - Turn off highlighting

Dear Theo,

I am enclosing my letter for Mother's birthday; please include it with yours.

I have bought the book about Michel, with etchings after his pictures; as soon as I have finished it, I will send it to you. Yet Michel is not nearly so beautiful as the landscape described in Adam Bede which impressed us both so much. There is also a painting by Bonington which is almost “it” but not quite. When you have a chance and I have finished the book, please lend it, in my name, to Uncle Cor; but I want it to be yours. I see the pictures themselves, so you may as well have the descriptions and etchings after them.

Compliments to the Haanebeeks, Carbentuses, Van Stockums, Mauve, and Roos when you see them.

Best wishes, always your loving brother, Vincent

Also give the book by Michel to Mr. Tersteeg to read.

At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 4 September 1875 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 036.

This letter may be freely used, in accordance with the terms of this site.
» Home < Previous   Next >

or find:         Credits & feedback