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The Hague, The Netherlands

  • 30 Jul 1869 - 10 May 1873
  • 27 Nov 1881 - 11 Sep 1883

The Mauritshuis was built in the 17th century as a city palace for Count Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen (1604–1679) and purchased in 1820 by the Dutch state to house the Royal Cabinet of Paintings. Although Vincent never mentioned visiting the Mauritshuis in his letters, he did refer to 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 did see the museum and its collection. Indeed, it is almost unthinkable that someone with such a deep interest in art 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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