Art and Images in Psychiatry
February 2008

Self-Portrait With Bandaged Ear and Japanese Print

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Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2008

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2008;65(2):130-131. doi:10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2007.42

Last Sunday [December 23] at 11:30 p.m. one Vincent vaugogh [sic] painter, of Dutch origin, presented himself at the maison de tolerance, no. 1, asked for one Rachel [a prostitute], and gave her . . . his ear, saying “Guard this article carefully.” [You will remember me, verily I tell you this] . . . the police went next morning to this person's house, and found him in bed giving no sign of life.Forum Républicain, Arles, France, December 30, 18881(p268)

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