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Art Academy
The Hague, The Netherlands

  • August 1, 1881 - August 31, 1881
  • July 1, 1882 - July 16, 1882
  • August 1, 1882 - August 31, 1882

Vincent visited the Royal Academy of Art several times; it was not only an educational institution but also an exhibition venue. In August 1881, he visited the annual show of the Hollandsche Teeken-Maatschappij (Dutch Drawing Society), which featured works by artists such as Jozef Israëls, Anton Mauve (1838–1888), Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch (1824–1903) and Jacob Maris (1837–1899). He attended the same exhibition again the following year. And in early July 1882, he went to see an exhibition of works by French artists from private collections (including Hendrik Willem Mesdag’s (1831–1915)).

The Royal Academy of Art was founded in 1682 and is the oldest art school in the Netherlands. First housed at other sites in The Hague (on Korenbeurs and Boterwaag), in 1839 the academy ended up at Prinsessegracht 4 (the street was then also known as Boschkant because it was opposite the Haagse Bos forest). Nothing remains of the temple-style neoclassical building that existed then; it was replaced by the current building in 1937.


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Vincent van Gogh: de vroege jaren 

Amsterdam, 2012

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

Zwolle, 2005

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Zwolle, 1990

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