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Dordrecht, The Netherlands

  • February 27, 1877
  • March 8, 1877

During his wanderings through the city – which often took place at night – Vincent liked to walk past the Nieuwkerk. On 27 February, for example, he went to the church by way of the Grote Kerk, the canals and the Groothoofdspoort city gate:

“It had snowed and everything was so still, the only thing one saw was a little light here and there in one or two upstairs rooms and, in the snow, the black figure of the rattle-man. It was high tide, and the canals and boats looked dark against the snow. It can be so beautiful there by those churches. The sky was grey and foggy, and the moon shone faintly through it.” Read the complete letter


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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