365 Days of Art: July 7 – Vincent Writes a Letter But Doesn’t Send It

Vincent Van Gogh, self portrait, 1889

July 7, 1890

Vincent writes a worried letter to Theo and his wife, Jo, which he he doesn’t send. He had visited them at their home the day before, a visit which Jo characterizes years later as tense and strained.

Vincent writes:

Can I do anything about it – perhaps not – but have I done something wrong, or anyway can I do something or other that you would like?…it nevertheless gave me a lot of pleasure to see you all again. Be very much assured of that.

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