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Sien Hoornik II
The Hague, The Netherlands

  • May 1, 1882 - July 15, 1882

Sien and her mother, Maria Wilhelmina Hoornik-Pellers (1829–1910), lived at Noordstraat 16 in March and/or April. Because Sien, her daughter and the baby were to move in with Vincent on Schenkweg after the birth, her mother was able to move to a smaller house. That house was at Slijkeinde 31, in the working-class neighbourhood of Kortenbos.

Vincent wrote on 23 May 1882 that Sien and her mother had moved and that he hoped to make a drawing of their new garden. He ultimately made two. On 2 July 1882, Vincent wrote to Theo from Sien’s mother's house:

“I’m sitting writing to you next to Sien’s mother at a window looking out on a sort of courtyard. I’ve drawn it twice, once large and once smaller.” Read the complete letter

These are the drawings entitled Sien’s Mother's House


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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