Vincent Van Gogh at Etten


After spending four years in Helvoirt, Vincent’s father was moved to Etten, which also was a small city whose Protestant community was in crisis.
Dorus was called in order to save that community who was disappearing little by little.
Etten was only a few kilometres away from Zundert, and the relationship between Dorus and his former village always remained tight. He would replace the ill preacher of Zundert more than once. Vincent sometimes went with him.
Van Rappard, his Dutch friend who was much appreciated by his parents, would come there twice, for more than a week.
Vincent was very happy to have a friend with whom he could share his joy of painting, discover beautiful landscapes and above all, talk about painting.
The drawing of the course (opposite) was achieved by Anton van Rappard.