Letter 0006

Letter 0006: From Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh


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

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.

From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Theo van Gogh
Date: 24 March 1873
Place: The Hague
Letter 0006
Translation © vangoghonline.com

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.