Life was a bumpy road for Vincent van Gogh. But he kept faith, developed his style, focussed on his work and was convinced he would create a lot of beautiful paintings in the future.

Today 139 years ago, on 9 September 1882,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother from The Hague:

"Here’s another scratch from the woods. I’ve made a large study of it. I feel the power to produce so strongly within myself, I’m aware that there will come a time when I’ll finish something good, so to speak, daily, and do so regularly.”

Years later Van Gogh managed to finish a painting in one day.

A Girl in a Wood
The Hague, 1882
Oil on canvas
39 × 59 cm
Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, The Netherlands

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