Br. 1990: 508 | CL: R51
From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Anthon van Rappard
Date: Nuenen, Monday, 25 May 1885 more...
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b8382 V/2006
Van Gogh wrote his terse note actually on Van Rappard’s letter of 24 May (503), which he had ‘just’ received. This means that in all likelihood his reply was written one day later than the letter, which is why we have dated it Monday, 25 May 1885.
1. Van Gogh was very put out by Van Rappard’s criticism in response to the lithograph of The potato eaters. Returning a letter in this way was tantamount to ending the relationship. Van Gogh explained himself in more detail in letter 514.