Adeline Ravoux, daughter of the inn-keeper Arthur-Gustave Ravoux who gave Van Gogh lodgings in Auvers-sur-Oise, was 12 years old when Vincent arrived in 1890.
Adeline modelled for Vincent, along with her younger sister, Germaine. Adeline would comment: "You soon forgot his lack of charm when you watched him amusing the children."
Vincent gave the inn-keeper Ravoux two of his paintings, Auvers Town Hall on 14 July 1890 and the portrait of his daughter, Adeline, shown above at right. In the years following Vincent's death Ravoux felt quite fortunate when a passing American offered him 40 francs for both paintings.