Yes, the only letter Vincent van Gogh has ever written together with another artist is the one he wrote with Paul Gauguin in Arles in 1888. Van Gogh started this letter to their mutual friend and fellow artist Emile Bernard. And Gauguin finished it. In 2020 this letter was bought by the Van Gogh Museum at an auction.

Today 133 years ago, on 1 or 2 November 1888,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Emile Bernard:

"I’ve made two studies of falling leaves in an avenue of poplars, and a third study of the whole of this avenue, entirely yellow.”

Paul Gauguin continued the same letter:

"Vincent has done two studies of falling leaves in an avenue, which are in my room and which you would like very much. On very coarse, but very good sacking.”

Falling leaves (Les Alyscamps)
Arles, 1888
Oil on canvas
72,8 x 91,9 cm
Kröller-Müller Museum

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