Yes Vincent van Gogh visited his good friends Joseph Ginoux and his wife Marie on 18 or 19 January 1890. Mrs Ginoux was suffering from nervous attacks and menopausal complaints. And Vincent wanted to make another trip to them from the asylum in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence 30 km South to Arles.

Today 133 years ago, on 2 February 1890,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Joseph Ginoux from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence:

"My dear Mr Ginoux, Certainly I would prefer to come in person to ask you how your patient is, just as I had also hoped to come back to see you around now. But having been indisposed myself this last week, I must ask you for news of her by letter. Please don’t fail to let me know how she is – for would be worried if I didn’t have news from you by return of post. Nevertheless I have good intentions enough to come next week, however.”

Portrait of Joseph-Michel Ginoux
Arles, 1888
Oil on canvas
65,3 x 54,4 cm
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

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