This has been taken to mean that Van Gogh introduced Anquetin
(cf. Welsh-Ovcharov in exhib. cat. Paris 1988, pp. 18, 31). But that is not what Van Gogh says; what he actually says is that he learned at Bing’s and that he then got Anquetin and Bernard to learn with him
. This may have been at Bing’s, but Van Gogh could also mean that he passed on what he had learned to Anquetin and Bernard. In letter 640
Van Gogh writes that his exhibition in Le Tambourin had a great influence on Anquetin and Bernard.