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Vincent van Gogh, letter to Émile Bernard, Arles, March 1888
Pen and brown ink on a single sheet of cream machine-made laid paper.
132 x 203 mm
Includes a preliminary sketch (13.2 x 8.3 cm) related to van Gogh's depiction of the drawbridge at Arles (the so-called Langlois Bridge), depicted in the canvases The Langlois Bridge (Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo) and The Langlois Bridge (Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam).
Thaw Collection, The Pierpont Morgan Library
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