Van Gogh and Joseph Ginoux
We wish we hadnt
found Joseph Ginouxs signature in the petition and the statement
of offence against Vincent.
Though his account seemed forced and added nothing to the other complaints,
Joseph Ginoux was the fifth witness for the prosecution cross-examined
by the French Police. .
Still, a few days before the petition Ginoux had told Pastor Salles that
Vincent drank with moderation- just the opposite of what was said in the
An incorrigible hypocrite, or an impressionable personality?
Vincent stayed at his home several months, painted his café (Café
de Nuit), made several portraits of his wife and himself.
He always trusted in his friendship and never knew, or so it seemed, about
From Auvers he wrote to his wife (with whom he seemed to be closer) and
sent them his best regards. Mme Ginoux had sent him olive preserves which
he loved. The last time he went to Arles, he had taken with him a painting
that he wanted to offer her.