Archive, Field Notes, Literature

Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh

You must in any case go to the museum often.

-Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890), London, 19 November 1873
Pen and ink on paper, 20.2 cm x 25.3 cm Credits (obliged to state): Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)

“You must write and tell me which painters you like best, both the old and the new, you must be sure to do this, I’m curious to know. You must in any case go to the museum often, it’s good to be acquainted with the old painters, too, and if you get the chance read about art, and especially magazines about art, the Gazette des Beaux-Arts1.”

Visit the Van Gogh Museum to see this archival piece in the digital collection www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/b0012V1962.

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