“the study I did of it seems very hard to me, and yet I’d always like to work on portraits that are vulgar, even garish like that one. It teaches me, and that’s what I ask of my work above all. And now the second portrait will be seated; full length, against a white wall.”

To Theo. Arles, Thursday, 21 June 1888.

Painting, Oil on Canvas – 81 x 65 cm – Size 25 Figure Arles: June 20, 1888 Private collection Argentina, South America F: 424, JH: 1488