From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Theo van Gogh
Date: Arles, Tuesday, 24 or Wednesday, 25 July 1888
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b556 V/1962
The letter in any event dates from after letter 645 of about Sunday 22 July, for here Van Gogh asks if he can have his allowance on ‘Sunday’. If this request was to have any effect, he must have written the letter no later than the middle of the week. Russell wrote to Van Gogh on 22 July, and his letter must have arrived on 24 or 25 July (647). Since Van Gogh does not mention it, he must have written the present letter before he received Russell’s; this does not, though, mean that he could not have written the present letter on the day he received Russell’s, so that Tuesday, 24 and Wednesday, 25 July 1888 are both possible.
Letter 656 from Gauguin was enclosed.
Gauguin’s illness (581)
Request to Russell to buy a painting from Gauguin (582)
Gauguin coming to Arles (602)
Mourier-Petersen’s stay with Theo (623)