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Portrait of Armand Roulin

Portrait of Armand Roulin

Vincent van Gogh (in 1888)

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While staying in Arles in the south of France, Van Gogh befriended the station postal clerk Joseph Roulin. He portrayed the whole family: the postal clerk, his wife, their baby daughter and also their son, who can be seen here. The 17 year old Armand, with his downy moustache and gloomy look, is a true adolescent.

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Title Portrait of Armand Roulin
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 65,5 cm
Width 54,3 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Vincent van Gogh
Accession number 2608 (MK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1958
Creation date in 1888
Age artist About 35 years old
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal exhibitions Impressionisme: Een schone kijk (1992)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Van Gogh & Roulin (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Van Gogh and Germany (2019)
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin France > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Arles > France > Western Europe > Europe

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