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Studio house
Antwerp, Belgium

  • November 24, 1885 - February 28, 1886

Vincent arrived in Antwerp in late November 1885. He rented a room from the married Dutch couple Willem Henricus Brandel and Anna Wilhelmina Huberta.

Before his departure for Antwerp, Vincent did not expect to be able to afford a studio there. But he managed to rent a small space adjacent to his room at the Brandels’ that he was able to use as one. Although it was not a full-sized workspace like the one he had had in Nuenen, it enabled Vincent to work at home in bad weather. He deemed it “tolerable”, partly because he had decorated the walls with various Japanese prints.


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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