From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Theo van Gogh
Date: Nuenen, on or about Saturday, 23 August 1884
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b388 V/1962
This letter was previously dated ‘early February 1885’, but it was probably written shortly after Theo left Nuenen in August 1884 (cf. letter 453, Date). Theo might, ‘arriving home, have found another note’ from Vincent (ll. 2-3). This ‘note’, which must therefore have been written towards the end of Theo’s stay in Nuenen, is not known. The present letter was in any event written before September (see n. 2) and because it is probably the one Mr van Gogh warned Theo about on 22 August (in other words well after Theo had left): ‘You will probably also receive a letter from V. I pray you don’t attach too much to it’ (FR b2256), we have dated this letter on or about Saturday, 23 August 1884.
Theo’s visit to Nuenen (451)