From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Hendrik Jan Furnee
Date: Hoogeveen, September 1883
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b349 b V/1962
This deleted passage proves to have been the beginning of a letter; Van Gogh crossed it out, turned the sheet around, and used it for the second part of letter 388 to Theo. The lines 351-357 (‘The sermon ... handshake’) are written between this crossed-out fragment.
The order was probably intended for the Hague colourman Hendrik Jan Furnée (cf. letters 369 and 391). In letter 392 Van Gogh remarks: ‘For I’d had paint sent from Furnée’s’.