From: Vincent van Gogh
Date: Nuenen, about January-February 1885
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. d309 V/1970
Probably about January-February 1885 (see Additional).
This text appears on the back of the sketch Head of a woman (
F - / JH 628), which must therefore have been a letter sketch. It is not known to whom the original letter was addressed; the name [Hendrik Johannes] ‘Havermann’ occurs in the 1884-1885 correspondence in letters written both to Theo and to Van Rappard. The sketch was made after the painting Head of a woman ( F 65 / JH 627); Hulsker 1996 assigns it to the period ‘Nuenen, January-February 1885’. The damage suffered by the sheet has obscured the meaning of the text, making it impossible to link it to a letter.
In Verzamelde brieven 1973, the sketch was included as an illustration accompanying letter 480; De brieven 1990 did not include it.
Only whole words have been translated.
- Head of a woman (
F - / JH 628), letter sketch