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Noordstraat 16

Thanks to 20th-century urban renewal, few original buildings remain in this part of The Hague. The buildings where Sien Hoornik and her mother lived no longer exist.

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Sien Hoornik I

  1. 1 Mar. 1882
     - 30 Apr. 1882

Clasina Maria “Sien” Hoornik (1850–1904) was Vincent’s girlfriend in 1882 and 1883. Sien and her mother, Maria Wilhelmina Hoornik-Pellers (1829–1910), lived at Noordstraat 16 in March and/or April 1882. A drawing that must have been made from the first-floor window, Torn-up Noordstraat with Diggers, indicates that Vincent was no stranger to the house. The drawing depicts the digging of a trench across the street in 1882 for the purpose of laying pipes for a bakery that was under construction.

In May 1882, Sien and her mother moved to a new address, Slijkeinde 31. In May 1882, Sien and her mother moved to a new address, Slijkeinde 31. Sien, who already had a young daughter and was pregnant with her second child, was to move in with Vincent on the Schenkweg after the birth. Allowing her mother to move to a smaller house.

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