Vincent Van Gogh. Sorrow, 1882. The model is a 32 year old pregnant prostitute by the name of Cassina Maria Hoornik who committed suicide at the age of 54 by drowning. Both beautiful and tragic. Advertisement Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related By sunless2014 I am an painter/curator based in London, my work is influenced by the Cubism and Mannerism. View all of sunless2014's posts.