|Article by Benno J. Stokvis|
... he was highly
respected by the farmers. When he set off for work, he
generally wore a sort of raincoat and a sou'wester. In general
his attire was rough [“raw”]. Every day he might be
seen walking with a small campstool under one arm and a square
|Newspaper article by D. Gestel|
(10 October 1930)
... the Roman Catholic Church at
Nuenen…There he was standing before us, that short,
square-built little man, called by the rustics “het
schildermenneke,” “the little painter
fellow.” His sunburned, weather-beaten face was framed...
|Exerpt from La vie tragique de Vincent van Gogh|
... remember well his
arrival at Pâturages; he was a blond young man of
medium stature and with a pleasant face; he was well dressed,
had excellent manners, and showed in his personal appearance
all the characteristics of Dutch cleanliness.
|Article by Dr. M. E. Tralbaut|
... of November 13, 1927, Tralbaut, p. 140):
And there Van Gogh appeared on the scene - the Van Gogh, who
was the spitting image of the portrait the Englishman Levens
made of him, and which was reproduced in the first number of
The Present and Presently....
|Article by V. W. van Gogh|
on walks, and talked a lot with him. He wore blue linen
trousers and a smock, and had a little red chin-tuft; he was
“an ugly creature.”
Vincent had painted his father weaving in the little house
where Dekkers was living now;...
|Memoir by Adeline Ravoux|
... Vincent walked bent, holding his stomach, again exaggerating
his habit of holding one shoulder higher than the other. Mother
asked him: “M. Vincent, we were anxious, we are happy to
see you to return; have you had a problem?”
|Letter from Vincent Willem van Gogh|
... suit” with a cap to
match. He used to talk incessantly while working. Dr.
Furnée also visited Vincent's studio; it was very
disorderly and untidy.