Historical Moment

In 1888, the painter made a trip to Arles, in the south of France. He made this portrait of Madame Augustine Roulin, the wife of the village postman, when she was thirty-seven years old. The painting on the wall is The Blue Trees, which Gauguin painted during this time. Vincent van Gogh also made portraits of Madame Roulin, as part of a series of paintings of the postman’s entire family.

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