Bridge and Houses on the Corner of Herengracht-Prinsessegracht – Vincent van Gogh

Bridge and Houses on the Corner of Herengracht-Prinsessegracht
Vincent van Gogh, Bridge and Houses on the Corner of Herengracht-Prinsessegracht, 1882, Pencil, Ink and Watercolour on Paper

The Hague, March 1882

In 1880, Theo van Gogh was the only member of the family that supported Vincent’s decision to devote his life to Art. He would send him money for his everyday needs so that Vincent could spend his time studying and copying works made by his favourite painters, such as Jean François Millet, and gain a better understanding of rules of proportion and perspective in painting. After quite a few travels to Hague, where he worked at Anton Mauve’s studio (a leading representative of the School of Hague), Vincent settled in the city during winter of 1881. He mostly draw on paper themes inspired by the working class.

Reference book: BRUG A. (2004), van Gogh, Munich: Prestel

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