Monday, February 15, 2010

Portrait of Joseph Roulin

Portrait of Joseph Roulin
It was painted by Vincent Van Gough in 1889. Oil painted on canvas, 81.2 x 65.3 cm.

The postman was his friend that he is a “good soul and so wise and so full of feeling and so trustful” . Van Gough did several versions of Roulin the postman, including a number of paintings and drawings.

Joseph Roulin worked as entreposeur des postes at the railway sattaion in Arles, met and became a close friend of van Gough in 1888.

The Roulins and their children became regularly models for van Gough, July 1888 to April 1889.

Joseph Roulin moved to Marseilles, promoted to a post as courier-convoyeur, January 1889.

Stay in touch with van Gough after the move to Marseilles, Joseph Roulin died in Marseilles, in September 1903.
Portrait of Joseph Roulin
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