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Unformatted text preview: Vincent worked in the art trade with Goupil and Company for six and a half years in total, although we only have documentation of about four of those years. Initially, it seems that he enjoyed the work and thrived in the art business, garnering praise from his superiors. As in all endeavors, Vincent allowed his job to absorb him completely, only to abandon it suddenly in depression, frustration, and spiritual and emotional dejection, the first casualty of his unstable psychological condition (most likely bipolar disorderalso known as manic depressionor mild schizophrenia.) In 1872, Theo came to visit Vincent in The Hague, eliciting Vincent's first recorded letter upon his brother's departure, expressing his reluctance to see his Theo leave. In December, Theo began work at the Brussels branch of Goupil and Company. Soon afterward, in 1873, Vincent work at the Brussels branch of Goupil and Company....
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