Elisabeth Huberta van Gogh

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Elisabeth Huberta van Gogh

Also Known As: "Lies"
Birthplace: Zundert, Zundert, North Brabant, The Netherlands
Death: November 29, 1936 (77)
Baarn, Baarn, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Daughter of ds. Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus
Wife of Jean Philippe Theodore du Quesne van Bruchem
Mother of Hubertina van Gogh; Theodore Louis Giles du Quesne van Bruchem and Jeannette Adrienne Angeline du Quesne van Bruchem
Sister of Vincent van Gogh; Vincent van Gogh; Anna Cornelia van Gogh; Theodorus van Gogh; Willemina van Gogh and 1 other

Occupation: dichter
Managed by: Diederik Mooij
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About Elisabeth Huberta van Gogh

Elisabeth ‘Lies’ Huberta van Gogh went to boarding school in Leeuwarden in 1873, and later to another boarding school in Tiel. In 1878 she failed her examinations in English and French. In 1880 she went to Soesterberg as the companion and carer of Catharina Marianne Louise van Willes, who was married to Jean Philippe Theodore du Quesne van Bruchem (1840-1921), a lawyer and judge. In 1891, two years after his wife’s death, Lies married Jean. They had one child born out of wedlock, Hubertine Normance, to whom Lies gave birth secretly in Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte in France, as well as four children after they married.

Lies wrote poetry and prose, and made a name for herself with her book "Vincent van Gogh. Personal reminiscences of an artist", 1910, but its many defects made it controversial. It was amended and republished in 1923 as "Vincent van Gogh. Reminiscences of her brother".

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Elisabeth Huberta van Gogh's Timeline

May 16, 1859
Zundert, Zundert, North Brabant, The Netherlands
August 3, 1886
Saint-Sauveur-le-Vicomte, Manche, Lower Normandy, France
November 20, 1892
Soesterberg, Soest, Utrecht, The Netherlands
December 25, 1895
Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands
November 29, 1936
Age 77
Baarn, Baarn, Utrecht, The Netherlands