What did Van Gogh Smoke?

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smoker13":1hhcsyyg said:
I had opined earlier that, being Dutch, Vincent could have frequented different seaport towns and maybe gotten his hands on some inexpensive "navy rolls" of tobak or flakes. Who knows what kinds of leaf were available and could be had for low prices on the docks for those shipping out and in a hurry.  It conjures up some pleasing scenes in my empty head.
You're certainly right about such rolls and ropes being easily available in the ports, but I don't know about inland. No 19th century art historians on board? If he stuck with a particular type (or brand) surely some biography might have mentioned it!
 
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Bugsahearn":4blmz0tk said:
his brother theo sent him tobacco often, I forget where theo lived though, Paris I'd assume?
Not sure, bud...But I think he was also in France.
 
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