365 Days of Art: July 31 – Vincent’s Sister-in-Law Wishes She’d Been Kinder to Him

Vincent van Gogh, Wheatfield with Crows, 1890

July 31, 1890

Theo van Gogh’s wife, Jo, writes to Theo just after Vincent’s death:

If only I’d been a bit kinder to him when he was with us!

She’s referring to Vincent’s last visit to them earlier in the month, which everyone admitted was tense and strained.