From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Michiel de Zwart
Date: The Hague, Tuesday, 13 February 1883
Date of postmark: Tuesday, 13 February 1883; this tallies with the words at the top of the letter: ‘Tuesday afternoon’.
Below the signature are the words ‘WelEd. Heer G. de Zwart. / Architekt / Voorburg.’ These lines must have been written after Van Gogh had folded the letter over twice. We regard them as an address, not as part of the letter.
The envelope belonging with this letter has been preserved. It is postmarked ‘’S GRAVENHAGE 4-5 N, 13 FEB 83’ on the front, and ‘VOORBURG 13 FEB 83 6-7 N’ on the back. On the 5 cent stamp is the numbering stamp 44 (for The Hague). It is addressed to ‘WelEd. Heer G. de Zwart/ Architect./ Kleine Laan./ Voorburg.’
Ben Moritz, ‘Two unknown letters’, Bulletin Van Gogh 4-2 (1973), p. 27.