The Hague, 7 Sept. 1875
My dear Vincent,
died last spring. I thought you knew. He died very suddenly, after being ill for a couple of days. He died in hospital without anyone with him. I very much regretted not being with him. I had been with him a lot before then. He had read the book by Michelet
and had talked a lot about it with me; he thought it so beautiful, and he loved nature so much
and sought in it a quiet melancholy.
Last Sunday I heard a beautiful sermon. Jesus wept.2
I thank you for the lithographs and the book by Michel
that you’ve promised me;3
I’m eager to see them.
I gave your letter to Borchers
, they look like good people. I hope to go there more often. Today we received the nouveautés
, which included the print after Rembrandt
It looks beautiful, the figure of Jesus, in particular, is beautiful, and the whole is noble. Adieu, I wish you well.
The frames for the engravings for Ma
cost 4 guilders apiece.