Van Gogh at Etten
After spending four years in Helvoirt, Vincents father was moved
to Etten, which also was a small city whose Protestant community was in
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
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.