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Vincent van Gogh – The Letters

Edited by Leo Jansen, Hans Luijten and Nienke Bakker

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. Here you will find the letters in the latest edition (2009), richly annotated and illustrated, with new transcriptions and authorized English translations. The site can be searched using its simple or advanced search functions.

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.