A Wheatfield, with Cypresses by Vincent Van Gogh.
Since I last spoke to you I don't think I have had a minute to spare we have been so busy. Yesterday Stuart and I went back to Edinburgh to the Dean Gallery (part of The National Gallery of Scotland) to see the Exhibition Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors. This is the exhibit I told you about the last time we were in Edinburgh so we decided to go before it closes later in the month. I am so glad we went even to me the untrained eye the paintings and the story behind them was fascinating. The art on show was all paintings collectors in Britain had collected before Van Gogh was famous. Some of the paintings were bought for peanuts. The painting above was bought by The National Gallery (The Tate) for £3300 in 1923. Many of the paintings were bought for far less. It is such a sad story you read as you go round The Gallery. I choose the above painting because it bounced out at you when you were approaching it. It was my particular favourite in this collection. Stuart was in total awe and had a wonderful day. It is a very popular event and there were many people there but we did not have to queue so we timed it just right as I think it will get busier now that there is only two weeks left. So if you can get to Edinburgh go along its the chance in a lifetime to see all those paintings together.
As we walked around I saw this quotation so I will leave you to ponder this......Vincent said to his brother Theo
"I can't help it if no one will buy my paintings"