Van Gogh and Sien (Christine Hoornik)
He meets Sien, a
pregnant prostitute, who poses as a model for him.
He first talks of her as a painter assistant helper to Theo,
but in fact he lives with her.
When her child comes to life, Vincent will take a bigger flat to greet
Sien and her baby.
That worker life suits him, he finds the peace of a home and
thinks of marrying her.
The violent opposition of his family, of Teersteg, his former boss in
La Haye, discourages him and he decides first to earn a living before
Siens family, thinking hes exploiting her and wont ever
marry her, tries to turn her against him.
He wants to flee that family who wants to send her back to the game
and bring her to the Drenthe where life is cheaper. But Sien
wont agree to follow him. He will leave La Haye and Sien deeply
sad and depressed.