London, 21 July 1874.
My dear Theo,
Yesterday a crate was sent to The Hague in which I put a photo of a J. Maris
and also ‘The landlady’s daughter
’ I promised,1
both of which I hope you’ll hang up in your room.
sent me 6 copies of both, which I needed in order to give away. I can’t spare another of the Thijs Maris.
and I arrived in London safe and sound,4
and will manage here somehow.
I’m not saying that we’ll find something quickly, but each day that she’s here she learns something, and in any case I believe there’s more chance of her finding something here than in Holland.
It’s wonderful for me to walk with her through the streets in the evening; I then find everything here just as beautiful as I did when I first arrived.
I’m learning to swim.
Write to me whether you’ve begun reading Michelet6
and what you think of it. That book was a revelation to me. Adieu,
Regards from Anna.