Van Gogh’s Portrait of Eugene Boch

Eugene Boch was a Belgian painter and became a friend to Vincent van Gogh during his time in Arles.  When Van Gogh moved to Arles he had hopes of developing friendships, however, the connections came slowly.  On July 5, 1888 Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo about his loneliness: “When I came here I hoped it would be possible to make some connection with art lovers here, but up to the present I haven’t made the least progress in people’s affection. And Marseilles? I don’t know, but that may very well be nothing but an illusion. In any case I have quite given up gambling much on it. Often …..

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