From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Anna van Gogh
Date: London, about July 1873 - May 1874
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. d405 V/1973
We adhere to the dating given in cat. Amsterdam 1996 (see above): about July 1873 - May 1874.
On this little sheet Van Gogh made a drawing of a small church in London and wrote a few sentences about the history of the building. The following is written on the back: ‘Vincent van Gogh / gekregen van zijn zuster Mevr van Houten 1914 / J. Nieweg’ (Vincent van Gogh, received from his sister, Mrs van Houten, in 1914. J. Nieweg). The last-mentioned is Jacob Nieweg, a clergyman and – since 1914 – a painter (having been influenced by H.P. Bremmer to take up painting), living in Amersfoort. This text might indicate that the drawing was enclosed in a letter to Anna, in which case the letter is not known. Vincent might also have given Anna the sheet in person; the drawing was possibly copied from a photograph or print. See cat. Amsterdam 1996, pp. 54-55, cat. no. 6.
- Austin Friars Church, London (
F Juv. XXV / JH -), drawing