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Museum Mesdag still exists but is known today as the Mesdag Collection. The museum is open to visitors (an entrance fee applies).

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The Mesdag Collection

The Mesdag Collection, then known as Museum Mesdag, opened in 1887. The gallery was built onto the residence of the artist and collector Hendrik Willem Mesdag (1831–1915) and his wife, Sientje Mesdag-Van Houten (1834–1909), for the purpose of housing their collection. It was open to the public on Sunday mornings, and Mesdag himself gave visitors tours. Vincent never visited Museum Mesdag while he lived in The Hague, simply because it did not yet exist. He did, however, know of works from the collection, some of which he had seen in the exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art. Museum Mesdag can still be visited today. Because Mesdag collected contemporary work, the museum and its collection provide a good survey of the work of Vincent’s generation.

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    Vincent van Gogh: de vroege jaren (stripboek)
    Amsterdam, 2012
  2. F. Leeman en J. Sillevis

    De Haagse School en de jonge Van Gogh
    Zwolle, 2005
  3. In de voetsporen van Van Gogh

    Wandeling bij De Haagse School en de jonge Van Gogh
    Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 2005
  4. Michiel van der Mast en Charles Dumas

    Van Gogh en Den Haag
    Zwolle, 1990
  5. Jan Meyers

    De jonge Vincent: jaren van vervoering en vernedering
    Amsterdam, 1989