From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Theo van Gogh
Date: Arles, Tuesday, 5 or Wednesday, 6 June 1888
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b534 V/1962
The letter follows letter 620 of about 5 June, in which Van Gogh said he planned to write to Gauguin: in the present letter he says he has done so. It must in any event date from before 7 June, because Vincent informs his brother about the Régamey exhibition in Paris on 7 and 8 June – he also gives the opening times, from which we may deduce that this information would still have been of use to Theo (ll. 36-39). Since Jo van Gogh-Bonger gave the date as 6 June in Brieven 1914, and she may have had a postmark to go on, we have dated the letter Tuesday, 5 or Wednesday, 6 June 1888.
Vincent enclosed a letter to Gauguin for Theo to send on to him.
Gauguin coming to Arles (602)
Theo’s plan to get Willemien and Lies to come and stay with him in Paris (615)
Visit to Saintes-Maries (617)