Portrait of Camille Roulin

Vincent van GoghNovember 1888 - December 1888

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is the little boy Camille Roulin. He was eleven years old when his portrait was painted. Van Gogh was friends with Camille's father Joseph Roulin, who was a postman. In December 1888, Van Gogh conceived the plan of painting the whole Roulin family: ‘husband, wife, baby, the little boy and the son of 16 – each types in their own right, and really French, even if they look like Russians.’


  • Title: Portrait of Camille Roulin
  • Creator: Vincent van Gogh
  • Creator Lifespan: 30 March 1853 - 29 July 1890
  • Creator Nationality: Dutch
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Auvers-sur-Oise
  • Creator Birth Place: Zundert
  • Date Created: November 1888 - December 1888
  • Location Created: Arles, France
  • Place Part Of: France
  • Type: Portrait
  • Rights: Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation), Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation)
  • External Link: Portrait of Camille Roulin

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