From: Paul Gauguin
To: Vincent van Gogh
Date: Paris, December 1887
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b882 V/1962
On the basis of the kind of paper and the handwriting, Merlhès dates the letter to December 1887. See Merlhès 1989, p. 56. This dating is supported by the contents of the letter: the exchange, which was prompted by the exhibition held in Restaurant du Chalet (see letter 640) and Gauguin’s remark that he is seldom in Montmartre (at the time he was living at Schuffenecker’s in rue Boulard; see n. 3). We have therefore adopted the same dating.
Cooper assumed that this letter was addressed to Theo. See Gauguin lettres 1983, p. 180 (GAC 24).