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Box Hill, Tadworth, Surrey

Box Hill still exists and is open to the public.

Van Gogh in

Box Hill

  1. 8 Jun 1873 1873

On Sunday, 8 June 1873, Vincent went to Box Hill, southwest of London near the town of Dorking, with his boss Charles Obach (1840/41–?). According to Vincent, the hill was

“partly of chalk and covered with box trees, and on one side a wood of tall oak trees.” Read the complete letter

He found the setting beautiful and strikingly different from the Dutch and Belgian landscapes familiar to him.

Relevant letters from Vincent

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  1. Martin Bailey

    Young Vincent: the story of Van Gogh's years in England
    London, 1990
  2. Kristine Groenhart en Willem-Jan Verlinden

    Hoe ik van Londen houd: wandelen door het Londen van Vincent van Gogh
    Amsterdam, 2013
  3. Jan Meyers

    De jonge Vincent: jaren van vervoering en vernedering
    Amsterdam, 1989
  4. Ronald Pickvance

    English influences on Vincent van Gogh
    London, 1974