Vincent van Gogh

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Vincent van Gogh
1853-1890
Autograph letter signed : Arles, to Émile Bernard, ca. 1888 June 7.
35.8 x 23.2 cm (14 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches); sheet 3: 17.9 x 14.2 cm (7 x 5 5/8 inches); sheet 4: 17.9 x 9 cm (7 x 3 1/2 inches)
Thaw Collection, given in honor of Charles E. Pierce, Jr., 2007.
MA 6441.6

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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.
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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).
Illustrated with several sketches: Cabane in Saintes-Maries (6 x 2.5 cm, 2 3/8 x 1 inch), Woman with a parasol (8.5 x 7.3 cm, 3 3/8 x 2 7/8 inches), Street in Saintes-Maries (17.9 x 14.2 cm, 7 x 5 5/8 inches), Fishing boats at sea (13.2 x 9.5 cm, 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches), Landscape with the edge of a road (4.3 x 6.5 cm, 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 inches), Farm along a road (4.3 x 2.5 cm, 1 3/4 x 1 inch), Fishing boats on the beach (17.8 x 9 cm, 7 x 3 1/2 inches), and Still life with coffeepot (17.8 x 9 cm, 7 x 3 1/2 inches).

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