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- Van-Gogh letters

,  par Hervé BERNARD dit RVB

This edition, the product of 15 years of research at the Van Gogh Museum and Huygens ING, contains all Van Gogh’s letters to his brother Theo, his artist friends Paul Gauguin and Emile Bernard, and many others.

Les chaussures II / The Shoes II

Here you will find the letters in the latest edition (2009), richly annotated and illustrated, with new transcriptions and authorized English translations

All the letters written and received by Vincent van Gogh are presented in this web edition : 902 letters and 25 ’Related Manuscripts’ (such as loose sheets and unsent drafts of letters). They can also be accessed by period, correspondent and place, or by selecting those containing sketches Colums. The site can be searched using its simple or advanced search functions.

Autoportrait I /Selfportrait I

The website also contains essays by the editors about Van Gogh and his letters, detailing their content and context, the artist’s writing style and relation to his correspondents, as well as biographical information about him and his family and the publication history of the letters Colums.

The working method is explained in ’About this edition’ Colums. The extensive chronology and the section entitled ’Documentation’ (under ’Concordance, lists, bibliography’ ) set the letters within a broader context. ’Documentation’ also contains excerpts from letters by members of the Van Gogh family and others, as well as important documents that clarify aspects of Van Gogh’s correspondence.