Vincent van Gogh was working for the art dealing firm of Goupil & Cie. in Paris when he was transferred to work in their London branch. Van Gogh enjoyed London and was a frequent visitor to the various galleries and museums. It was there he learned more about the British engravers who illustrated the periodicals of the day. This had an important influence on Van Gogh's own work in the years to come. Eventually, however, Van Gogh's relationship with Goupil & Cie. soured and he returned once again to their Paris branch.
Soon, however, he would return to Goupil's London branch, but the resumption of his work was short-lived. He soon left Goupil's for good and pursued a career teaching and preparing to enter the clergy.
See also:Artist Jane Tomlinson's brilliant painting that details all the locations where Van Gogh lived. Highly recommended.
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