discover the places where Vincent lived and worked

The Hague, The Netherlands

  • July 30, 1869 - May 10, 1873
  • November 27, 1881 - September 11, 1883

The Mauritshuis was built in the 17th century as a city palace for Count Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen (1604–1679) and bought in 1820 by the Dutch state to house the Royal Cabinet of Paintings. Though Vincent never spoke of visiting the Mauritshuis in his letters, he did mention specific works from its collection (for example, Jacob van Ruisdael’s View of Haarlem with Bleaching Field in the Foreground (1628–1682)), and “the Maurithuis here”. It is therefore likely that he saw the museum and its collection. Indeed, it is almost unthinkable that an art lover like him would not have done so. 


Teun Berserik and Feico Hoekstra
Vincent van Gogh: de vroege jaren 

Amsterdam, 2012

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

Zwolle, 2005

In de voetsporen van Van Gogh
Wandeling bij De Haagse School en de jonge Van Gogh
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2005

Michiel van der Mast and Charles Dumas
Van Gogh en Den Haag

Zwolle, 1990

Jan Meyers
De jonge Vincent: jaren van vervoering en vernedering

Amsterdam, 1989

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