From: Paul Signac
To: Vincent van Gogh
Date: Cassis, Friday, 12 April 1889
Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum, inv. no. b1325 V/1962
The letter is headed: ‘Cassis – Vendredi’. On Wednesday, 10 April Signac’s previous postcard had arrived in Arles (it had taken two days to get there (see letter 755)). Assuming that Van Gogh replied immediately on the 10th (letter 756), and that Signac, in turn, also wrote the present letter at once, then the Friday in question must have been Friday, 12 April 1889. This is also in keeping with Signac’s complaint that it had been raining for a couple of days (ll. 25-26) – between 5 and 11 April there had in fact been some precipitation (Météo-France). Moreover, Friday, 19 April can certainly be ruled out: in letter 758, written between about Sunday, 14 and about Wednesday, 17 April, Vincent tells of Signac’s invitation to come to Cassis, which means that he had already received the present letter.