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Museum Fodor
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • October 6, 1885 - October 8, 1885

Vincent van Gogh travelled to Amsterdam in 1885 with his friend Anton Kerssemakers to visit the newly opened Rijksmuseum, and while there he also went to the Museum Fodor. The museum housed the collection of the coal dealer Carel Joseph Fodor (1801–1860). Vincent wrote to his brother Theo:

“Decamp's shepherd really is a masterpiece — do you remember the Meissonier — a sketch — of a deathbed? The Diaz? Well, I always like to see Bosboom, Waldorp, Nuijen, Rochussen,  the original fellows of that period 40 years back.” Read the complete letter


In another letter, he wrote about Narcisse Virgile Diaz de la Peña’s painting Nymph with Cupidos, which he also saw in the museum:

“The Diaz in the Fodor is only sketchy, but perhaps precisely because of this it was a real joy for me, who hadn’t seen one in years, to see one again, and it stood up very well, even when one had just seen the way the old masters went about it.” Read the complete letter



Reindert Groot, Teio Meedendorp
Vincent van Gogh over Amsterdam, een stadswandeling rond 1880
Bussum, 2003

Lekker wandelen in Amsterdam, Van Kattenburg tot Begijnhof, Met Vincent van Gogh door Amsterdam
VVV Amsterdam

Reindert Groot, Sjoerd de Vries
Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, 1990

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