Van Gogh and Gordina de Groot
That young peasant
was Vincents model for quite a long time. Painted with her Brabant
peasant hairdo and looks, shes also one of the characters (from
behind) in the painting Mangeurs de Pomme de Terre(Potatoe
Vincent will be accused of getting her pregnant by the sexton Schaffrat.
He claims his innocence and affims he knows the fathers identity,
that Gordina told him.
Despite his protests, Schaffrat forbids his parishioners to pose for him.
As his workshop is located very near the sextons house, the tensions
keep growing and Vincent will feel obliged to go away (at least a few
months, or so he thought).