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The Resource The Van Gogh sisters, Willem-jan Verlinden

The Van Gogh sisters, Willem-jan Verlinden

Label
The Van Gogh sisters
Title
The Van Gogh sisters
Statement of responsibility
Willem-jan Verlinden
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The lively and revealing correspondence that Vincent van Gogh maintained with his art-dealer brother Theo is famous as a source of insight into the mind of one of the most celebrated artists of all time. But what of Anna, Lies and Willemien van Gogh, with whom Vincent had intimate and sometimes turbulent relationships? It was an argument with his oldest sister, Anna, in the aftermath of their father's death that provoked Vincent to leave the Netherlands and never return. 0 The Van Gogh siblings grew up at a time when long-distance travel by train first became possible. As each went their own way, following work and study to London, Paris, Brussels and beyond, they maintained the close relationships forged in their youth in the Netherland's idyllic countryside by sending candid and personal letters. In this thoughtful and unprecedented biographical history, Willem-Jan Verlinden delves into previously unpublished correspondence in the Van Gogh family archives to bring Vincent's three sisters out from their brothers' shadow, poignantly portraying their dreams, disappointments and grief. The oldest sister, Anna, worked as a governess in England as a young woman before marrying a Dutch industrialist. The second sister, Lies, fell into poverty in spite of her literary aspirations and was forced to sell many of her brother's paintings. Willemien, the third sister, was an active participant in the first feminist wave. She visited the studio of Edgar Degas in Paris with Theo and discussed art enthusiastically with her painter brother. She and Vincent also shared their struggles with mental health, which for Willemien resulted in institutionalization for the second half of her life. 00Translation of 'De zussen Van Gogh', ISBN 9789021401447, Amsterdam: Querido (2017)
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Verlinden, Willem-Jan
Dewey number
759.9492
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NX554.Z9
LC item number
V36 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Vincent van
  • Gogh, Anna van
  • Gogh, Elisabeth du Quesne van
  • Gogh, Wil van
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • ART / General
Label
The Van Gogh sisters, Willem-jan Verlinden
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1233312014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
4 unnumbered pages of plates, 271 pages
Isbn
9780500023600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1233312014
Label
The Van Gogh sisters, Willem-jan Verlinden
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1233312014
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
4 unnumbered pages of plates, 271 pages
Isbn
9780500023600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1233312014

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