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Breitner's studio
The Hague, The Netherlands

  • February 13, 1882 - September 11, 1883

In early 1882, Vincent befriended the artist George Hendrik Breitner (1857–1923), and they often went out together because of their shared interest in drawing on the streets and in working-class neighbourhoods. They also visited each other’s studios. The Juffrouw Idastraat, where Breitner was registered as a resident in 1882 and 1883, is in one of the oldest parts of The Hague and gives a good impression of its time. 

On 13 February 1882, Vincent wrote to his brother Theo:

“At the moment I quite often go to draw with Breitner, a young painter who’s acquainted with Rochussen as I am with Mauve. He draws very skilfully and very differently from me, and we often draw types together in the soup kitchen or the waiting room &c. He sometimes comes to my studio to look at woodcuts, and I go to see the ones he has as well. He has the studio that Apol used to have at Siebenhaar’s.”  

Christiaan Siebenhaar (1824–1885) was a fencing instructor who rented out studio rooms in the building where he gave lessons. Artists such as Bernardus Johannes Blommers (1845–1914), Theo Mesker (1853–1894) and Willem Maris (1844–1910) also had studios there.

literature

Teun Berserik and Feico Hoekstra
Vincent van Gogh: de vroege jaren 

Amsterdam, 2012

F. Leeman and J. Sillevis
De Haagse School en de jonge Van Gogh

Zwolle, 2005

In de voetsporen van Van Gogh
Wandeling bij De Haagse School en de jonge Van Gogh
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2005

Michiel van der Mast and Charles Dumas
Van Gogh en Den Haag

Zwolle, 1990

Jan Meyers
De jonge Vincent: jaren van vervoering en vernedering

Amsterdam, 1989

 
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