Roulin, Camille

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Roulin, Camille Gender: M
Camille Gabriel Roulin
born on 10 July 1877 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Lambesc, France, 43n39, 5e16
Timezone LMT m5e16 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 18°08' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 10°17 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 09°31'

Camille Roulin (1888 portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam)


French boy who, along with his family, was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888 at Arles. The family included his postman father Joseph Roulin; his mother, Augustine; and his two siblings. Van Gogh described the family as "really French, even if they look like Russians." In exchange for their work as models, Van Gogh gave the Roulins one painting for each family member.

Camille Roulin was the middle child in the family. When his portrait was painted, he was eleven years of age. He died on 4 June 1922 at age 44.

The Van Gogh Museum painting shows Camille's head and shoulders. Yellow brush strokes behind him are evocative of the sun. A very similar painting resides at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In The Schoolboy with Uniform Cap Camille seems to be staring off in space. His arm is over the back of a chair, mouth gaped open, possibly lost in thought. This was the larger of the two works Van Gogh made of Camille.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • (has as) other hierarchical relationship with Van Gogh, Vincent (born 30 March 1853). Notes: Painter/ model


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Bouches-du-Rhône archives (no. 32).


  • Vocation : Beauty : Model (Posed for paintings by Vincent Van Gogh)
  • Notable : Famous : Other Famous (Model for famous paintings by Van Gogh)