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.
Reads Fénelon’s Les aventures de Télémaque (125).
Transcribes the whole French edition of Thomas a Kempis’s De imitatione Christi and reads Bossuet’s Oraisons funèbres (129).
Visits the Trippenhuis (twice) (130).
Visits the Trippenhuis to see the etchings by Rembrandt (131).
Visits the Trippenhuis again and leaves his signature in the visitors’ book (131).
Reads Dickens’s A tale of two cities and Carlyle’s The French Revolution (132).
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).