Roulin, Marcelle

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Roulin, Marcelle Gender: F
Marie Germaine Marcelle Roulin
born on 31 July 1888 at 05:00 (= 05:00 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_leocol.18.gif 08°20' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 12°03 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 09°40'

Marcelle Roulin (1888 portrait, "Roulin's Baby," by Vincent Van Gogh)


French infant who, along with her family, was painted by Vincent Van Gogh in 1888 at Arles. The family included her postman father Joseph Roulin; her mother, Augustine; and her 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.

Marcelle Roulin, the youngest child in the family, was four months old when Van Gogh made her portraits. She died on 22 February 1980 at age 91.

She was painted three times by herself and twice on her mother’s lap. The three works of her as a single figure show the same head and shoulders image of Marcelle with her chubby cheeks and arms against a green background.

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. 39).


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