Postman Joseph Roulin by Vincent van Gogh

Postman Joseph Roulin

Postman Joseph Roulin by Vincent van Gogh

Painting Details

Artist: Vincent van Gogh
Title and Year: Postman Joseph Roulin, 1888
Size: 81.3 x 65.4 cm
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Subject: Portraits, Male Portraits


Vincent said about his friend the postman, that he is a "good soul and so wise and so full of feeling and so trustful." He did several versions of Roulin the postman and also painted his wife and children.

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