From: Vincent van Gogh
To: Paul Gauguin
Date: Arles, Friday, 4 January 1889
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b613 V/1962
Like letter 729 to Theo, this letter was written on Friday, 4 January 1889. This was, after all, the day of Vincent’s ‘first trip out of the hospital’ (ll. 2-3). See letter 729, Date.
Written in pencil on the back of letter 729 to Theo. It is not certain whether Theo let Gauguin read the letter in this form or whether he made a copy for him.
Vincent’s first crisis and hospitalization (728)
Theo’s journey to Arles (728)
Gauguin’s departure from Arles (728)