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Box Hill
London, England

  • June 8, 1873

On Sunday 8 June 1873, Vincent visited Box Hill, southwest of London near the town of Dorking, with his boss Charles Obach (1840/41–?). According to Vincent, the hill was

“partly of chalk and covered with box trees, and on one side a wood of tall oak trees.” Read the complete letter

He found the setting beautiful and strikingly different from the Dutch and Belgian landscapes familiar to him.

literature

Martin Bailey
Young Vincent: the story of Van Gogh's years in England
London, 1990

Kristine Groenhart and Willem-Jan Verlinden
Hoe ik van Londen houd: wandelen door het Londen van Vincent van Gogh
Amsterdam, 2013

Jan Meyers
De jonge Vincent: jaren van vervoering en vernedering
Amsterdam, 1989

Ronald Pickvance
English influences on Vincent van Gogh
London, 1974

 
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