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Juffrouw Idastraat 16

It is unknown whether the current building at Juffrouw Idastraat 16 is the one that housed Breitner’s studio. If you have more information about its current status, please let us know using the comments form at the bottom of this page.

Van Gogh in

Breitner’s studio

  1. 13 Feb. 1882 1882
     - 11 Sep. 1883 1883

In early 1882, Vincent befriended the artist George Hendrik Breitner (1857–1923). They often ventured off together because of their shared interest in drawing on the streets and in working-class neighbourhoods. They also visited each other’s studios. The Juffrouw Idastraat, where Breitner was registered as a resident in 1882 and 1883, is in one of the oldest parts of The Hague and gives a good impression of its time.

On 13 February 1882, Vincent wrote to his brother Theo:

“At the moment I quite often go to draw with Breitner, a young painter who’s acquainted with Rochussen as I am with Mauve. He draws very skilfully and very differently from me, and we often draw types together in the soup kitchen or the waiting room &c. He sometimes comes to my studio to look at woodcuts, and I go to see the ones he has as well. He has the studio that Apol used to have at Siebenhaar’s.” Read the complete letter

Christiaan Siebenhaar (1824–1885) was a fencing instructor who rented out studio rooms in the building where he gave lessons. Artists such as Bernardus Johannes Blommers (1845–1914), Theo Mesker (1853–1894) and Willem Maris (1844–1910) also had studios there.

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