discover the places where Vincent lived and worked

Smulders & Co
The Hague, The Netherlands

  • August 5, 1882 - August 20, 1883

Smulders & Co was a well-known paper dealer, lithographer and map publisher that Vincent sometimes patronised, beginning in August 1882. The business was located at Spuistraat 55 and had a storage site at Laan 3; Vincent sometimes went there to search the old stock in the attic for paper he deemed suitable for his work. This was also where Vincent first made lithographs, in November–December 1882. Inspired by the English graphic artists whose work he had seen in popular magazines, he decided to make his own prints. He ultimately made only nine lithographs and one etching, almost all of them in The Hague in 1882.


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