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Collseweg 5, Eindhoven

The Kollen water mill still exists and is open to the public.

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Collse water mill

  1. 17 May 1884
     - 29 May 1844

In May 1884, Vincent worked on several paintings of mills. One was of the water mill at Kollen, which he passed on his walks from Nuenen to Eindhoven. While painting the mill, he wrote to his friend Anthon van Rappard:

“It’s the same sort of thing as the two other water mills that we visited together, but with two red roofs, and which one views square on from the front — with poplars around it. Will be magnificent in the autumn.” Read the complete letter

Water Mill at Kollen near Neunen is part of a private collection. The other mills Vincent visited with Van Rappard were the Opwetten water mill and the Hooijdonk mill in Nederwetten.

Made here

Water mill, 1884

Water mill, 1884

Oil on canvas on cardboard, 57,5 x 78 cm

Private collection

    Relevant letters from Vincent

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    1. Ton de Brouwer

      Van Gogh en Nuenen
      Venlo, 1984