Из письма к Тео
Ван Гог, "Пять мужчин и ребёнок в снегу", Гаага, 2 марта 1883 года.
Do you remember bringing me pieces of natural chalk last summer? I tried to work with it then but couldn’t. So I was left with a few pieces that I took up again these past few days; enclosed a scratch done with it. As you see, it’s a warm, unusual black. I’d very much like you to bring some more, this summer say. It has one great advantage — the firm pieces are much easier to hold while sketching than a thin stick of conté, which has nothing to grip and breaks all the time. So it’s marvellous for sketching out of doors.
Из письма, к которому приложен этот рисунок. Другие рисунки Ван Гога в письмах: (1), (2), (3).