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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.


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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