Van Gogh and the minister Salles
A mysterious man.
He appeared when Vincent went to the Arles Hospital for the first time,
after the cut ear event. He probably met Theo when the latter came at
his brothers bedside at Christmas.
Afterwards, he seriously took care of Vincent, cheering him up, helping
him to move.
During the fits, he would inform Theo of Vincents state of health.
His letters to Theo are quite cold, you can feel he resented the fact
that Theo wouldnt take his brother with him in Paris. Salles couldnt
understand how you could abandon someone of Vincent s worth.