You have mail

You have mail — from Vincent van Gogh:

letter from Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theo, with sketch

Actually, the letter was sent to Vincent’s brother, Theo, in 1882. Artdaily.org reports, “over 35 original letters, rarely exhibited to the public due to their fragility, will be on display” in January, 2010, at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

The letter sketches that Van Gogh frequently used to show a work in progress or a completed work are a fascinating part of the correspondence, and many will be shown alongside the paintings or drawings on which they are based.

O to have such an excess of talent that a “sketch” in a letter is a bona fide work of art in its own right!

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