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Dordrechts Museum
Dordrecht, The Netherlands

  • January 9, 1877 - May 2, 1877

Vincent paid a few visits to the Dordrechts Museum, which had work by one of his favourite artists, Ary Scheffer (1795–1858), in its collection. In Vincent’s first letter from Dordrecht to his brother Theo, he mentioned going to the museum and seeing Scheffer’s Christ at Gethsemane, a painting that had once made a strong impression on his father. Vincent, too, regarded it as an unforgettable work, and he returned to the museum several times especially to see “the Scheffers”. When his father came to visit on 16 February 1877, they went to the museum together, and Vincent was entirely "in his element". He went back a week later with his brother Theo, and again in April with his housemates and colleagues Paulus Coenraad Görlitz, Nicolaas “Nico” Mager and Ten Broek.


M.J. Brusse
Onder de  menschen: Vincent van Gogh als boekverkoopersbediende I-III
In: Nieuwe Rotterdamse Courant 31 May 1914, 2 June 1914, 4 June 1914

E.H. Cossee
Vincent van Gogh en kerkelijk Dordrecht
In: Kwartaal & teken 6- 1 (1980), pp. 1-5

Herinneringen van C. Görlitz
Brief aan Frederik van Eeden, Nijmegen, 3 februari 1891

In: documentation file ‘Dordrecht’ in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

Ad Molendijk
Vincent van Gogh in Dordrecht 
In: Kwartaal & Teken 16-2 (1990), pp. 3-10

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