May 14, 1877 – Vincent moves in with his Uncle Jan in Amsterdam to prepare himself for his theological studies

May 14, 1877 – Vincent moves in with his Uncle Jan in Amsterdam to prepare himself for his theological studies

Vincent is taught Latin and Greek by Maurits Mendes da Costa. He lives with his uncle, Jan van Gogh, pictured in the photograph and director of the naval dockyard, at Grote Kattenburgerstraat 3.

August

Reads Fénelon’s Les aventures de Télémaque (125).

September

Transcribes the whole French edition of Thomas a Kempis’s De imitatione Christi and reads Bossuet’s Oraisons funèbres (129).

7 September

Visits the Trippenhuis (twice) (130).

18 September

Visits the Trippenhuis to see the etchings by Rembrandt (131).

20 September

Visits the Trippenhuis again and leaves his signature in the visitors’ book (131).

October

Reads Dickens’s A tale of two cities and Carlyle’s The French Revolution (132).

Early October

Theo is on a business trip and visits Vincent in Amsterdam (FR b2562).

End of December-7 January

Vincent is in Etten. Theo is also there for Christmas (138).

 


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