Vincent van Gogh

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Vincent van Gogh
Autograph letter signed : Arles, to Émile Bernard, ca. 1888 Apr. 12.
13.3 x 20.7 cm (5 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches)
Thaw Collection, given in honor of Charles E. Pierce, Jr., 2007.
MA 6441.3
Émile Bernard, until at least 1926; acquired by Baroness Marianne Goldschmidt-Rothschild (née Friedländer-Fuld), 1929 or earlier; by descent to her heirs, 1973; purchased by Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw, New York, 2001 or 2003.

One of a group of 22 surviving letters from Van Gogh to Bernard from December 1887-November 1889, 19 of which are in the Morgan's collection (MA 6441).
Written on one folded sheet, now separated into two sheets.
Illustrated with a sketch: Orchard surrounded by cypresses (20.7 x 13.3 cm, 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches).

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