From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Theo van Gogh
Date: Nuenen, between about Friday, 25 and about Tuesday, 29 September 1885
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b464 V/1962
Van Gogh cannot have written much in September. The previous letter dated from about 2 September (letter 531) and in the present one he says he is ‘at the end of the month’ (ll. 24-25). He also writes that he is curious about the Lhermitte for September ‘whether there’s been one this month’ (ll. 27-28). Assuming that Van Gogh knew by now that Lhermitte’s prints for the months of the year were always published at the end of the month in question – this time the engraving was in the issue that came out on 26 September – and in the absence of any more specific information, we have dated the letter between about Friday, 25 and about Tuesday, 29 September 1885.