"I am working a good deal and quickly these days," van Gogh wrote to his sister on June 13 from Auvers. "By doing this, I seek to find an expression for the desperately swift passing away of things in modern life."
Works show van Gogh's final days →
He says authorities have in fact not found the missing artwork, and that the search for the painting continues.
Search still on for van Gogh painting in Egypt →