The fragment Walking couple / Two Lovers is all that has survived of a study van Gogh painted. A letter shows a sketch of the whole painting, including The Langlois bridge. Van Gogh later wrote that he had ruined the study.

Today 134 years ago, on 18 March 1888,

Vincent van Gogh wrote to Emile Bernard from Arles:

"At the top of this letter I’m sending you a little croquis of a study that’s preoccupying me as to how to make something of it — sailors coming back with their sweethearts towards the town, which projects the strange silhouette of its drawbridge against a huge yellow sun.”

Walking couple / Two lovers
Arles, 1888
Oil on canvas
32,7 x 22,8 cm
Private collection

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