Etten-Leur: In the summer of 1881 Vincent’s cousin Kee Vos lodged at the parsonage. Vincent developed a passionate desire for her, but when he declared his love for her she answered emphatically: No, never, not at any time! Fuelled by the romantic literature that he had been reading, Vincent did not give up. He continued to harass her with his declarations of love, much to the annoyance and shame of his family - but it all came to nothing. Her decision was final.