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Antwerp, Belgium

  • December 6, 1885

In the summer of 1885, Vincent asked his brother Theo whether he knew anyone in Antwerp. The art dealer and artist Jan Theodor Jozef Linnig (1815–1891) was among those Theo mentioned. When Vincent got to Antwerp, he went to visit various art dealers and inspect their wares. He was not impressed by Linnig’s offerings, however. He wrote that Linnig had “nothing but a few miserable old paintings”  and that he was a "discouraged" man. 


Guido Persoons
Vincent van Gogh te Antwerpen in 1885-1886 : zijn opleiding in de Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten te Antwerpen als bijdrage tot de vorming van zijn kunstenaarschap
In: Periscoop, Vriendenkring van de Koninklijke Academie, 14-1 (1990) 

Mark Tralbaut
Van Gogh te Antwerpen
Antwerpen, 1958

Louis van Tilborg and Ella Hendriks
Vincent van Gogh schilderijen, deel 2: Antwerpen en Parijs
Amsterdam, 2011

Ella Hendriks and Louis van Tilborgh
New views on Van Gogh’s development in Antwerp and Paris: an integrated art historical and technical study of his paintings in the Van Gogh Museum
Universiteit van Amsterdam, dissertation, 2006

Marije Vellekoop, Sjraar van Heugten
Vincent van Gogh tekeningen, deel 3: Antwerpen en Parijs 1885 – 1888
Amsterdam, 2001

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