Tuesday afternoon

I am sorry that you came to see me yesterday and did not find me at home — I did not know you intended to come that day.
Now I hear from Giesenberg2 that in all likelihood you will be coming to Schenkweg again tomorrow (Wednesday). I shall certainly stay at home tomorrow, because I should like to speak to you about one thing and another to do with some minor alterations.
Yours respectfully.

Your servant
Vincent van Gogh3


Br. 1990: 317 | CL: -
From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Michiel de Zwart
Date: The Hague, Tuesday, 13 February 1883

1. We cannot say for sure whether the landlord at this time was Pieter Willem de Zwart, or his son Michiel Antonie de Zwart. We assume that it was the latter: a few letters addressed to him have survived.
2. Here Van Gogh spells the name ‘Giesenberg’, but in letter 412 it is ‘Kiezenberg’. The person in question is Willem Kiesenberg. He lived at Schenkweg 134 (later Schenkstraat 15), very close to Van Gogh. See Visser 1973, pp. 23-30.
3. Vincent added ‘van Gogh’ later.