Actually he did once. But of course not to just anybody. Soon after Paul Gauguin clashed with Vincent in Arles, Theo gave Vincent’s lithograph of The Potato Eaters to Gauguin.

Gauguin already possessed Vincent’s 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin’ that he swapped for Gauguin’s 'Self-Portrait Dedicated to Vincent van Gogh'

Today 134 years ago, on about 11 January 1889,

Paul Gauguin wrote to Vincent van Gogh from Paris:

"Your brother gave me a lithographed reproduction of an old painting of yours, Dutch – very interesting as regards colour in the drawing. In my studio next to your portrait.”

The Potato Eaters
Nuenen, 1885
31,2 x 39,6 cm
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

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