Vincent Van Gogh’s father tried to have Van Gogh committed to an insane asylum when he learned by letter that Van Gogh had been living with a prostitute. It’s widely agreed upon by experts that the person who told Van Gogh’s father was Van Gogh’s old boss from the Goupils in The Hague, Mr. Tersteeg. Although Van Gogh had pledged to marry this woman named Sien (pronounced "seen"), he left her after a year with the reason as to why remaining unclear. Sien’s mother surely played a role in this deci...
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