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Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 27 August 1888)
... and even more original. About my clothes, certainly they were beginning to be the worse for wear, but only last week I bought a black velvet jacket of fairly good quality for 20 francs, and a new hat, so there is no hurry. But...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 21 April 1889)
... of 10 francs or so for moving, etc. Then as my clothes were not in too brilliant a condition and I had to have something new to go out in the street in, I got a suit for 35 francs and spent 4 francs on six pairs of socks. So out of the note I...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(c. 15 December 1889)
... which will make another 10 francs or so. As for winter clothes, I haven't got anything much, as you will understand, but they are warm enough and then we can wait till spring for that. If I go out, it is to work, so I put on what is most worn, and I have...
Letter from Vincent van Gogh to Theo van Gogh
(10 or 11 February 1890)
... Gauguin or Lauzet by giving up the journey. Recently I bought a suit, which cost me 35 francs. I must pay for it toward the end of March; with that I shall have enough for the whole year, for when I came here, I bought almost the same kind of suit for 35 francs,...
Newspaper article by Anton Kerssemakers
(14 April 1912)
... near the front windows of the waiting room, and there he was sitting, surrounded by this mob, in all tranquillity, dressed in his shaggy ulster and his inevitable fur cap, industriously making a few little city views (he had taken a small tin paintbox with...
Newspaper article
(April 12 1922)
... those stiff little figures looked! He wore only the barest necessities, for he distributed everything, his meager wages and his clothes, among his little flock. “A heart of gold,” people said. His coming to see me did me good. ...
Exerpt from La vie tragique de Vincent van Gogh
... in a corner of the hearth. Besides this, the clothes he wore outdoors revealed the originality of his aspirations; people saw him issue forth clad in an old soldier's tunic and a shabby cap, and he went about the village in this attire. The fine...
Article by Dr. M. E. Tralbaut
... than a dozen of whom were German or English; he was dressed in a kind of blue blouse, of the type usually worn by the Flemish cattle dealers, and he wore a fur cap on his head. In place of a regular palette be used a board torn from a packing case that ...
Memoir by Adeline Ravoux
... Littéraires of 12 August 1954. Of his dress, I remember only a blue drill jacket, shorter than an ordinary jacket, which he wore constantly. He did not wear either collar or tie. For headgear, he wore a felt hat with large flaps, and when the...

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