Letter 0006


Letter 0006: From Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh

ESTAMPES ET TABLEAUX MODERNES.

Ancienne maison VINCENT VAN GOGH.
Fournisseur des cabinets de LL. MM. le Roi et la Reine.
Place no. 14 à la Haye.
Goupil & Cie.
Successeurs.

The Hague, 24 March 1873

My dear Theo,
Would you mind checking to see if the painting by Schotel is still in Brussels?
It was sent here on 6 May 1870 on consignment, but perhaps Uncle has already sent it back to Paris.
However, if this is not the case, make sure it is immediately sent here; we have every chance to sell it, but time is of the essence.
Last summer I saw it in your gallery and suspect it is still there.
Say hello to Uncle and Aunt and Mr. Schmidt and Eduard from me.

You should already have received a letter from me by now.

Adieu, I wish you well.
Vincent


From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Theo van Gogh
Date: 24 March 1873
Place: The Hague
Letter 0006
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Vincent had written to Theo seeking a painting by Johannes Christianus Schotel that was not in his office. A simple note that is interesting as it is written on Vincent's own Goupil and Co. letterhead. An image of the first page showing the letterhead is posted below.