1 hour
The Hague

A wonderful Collection of Mesdag and his Inspirators

This Attraction is closed until further notice.

From 1866 Mesdag and his wife Sientje gradually built an incredible collection of paintings of artists they loved. The focus of The Mesdag Collection is the French Barbizon School and The Hague School.

The Barbizon school includes artists such as Camille Corot, Charles-François Daubigny and Théodore Rousseau. Their aim was to depict landscape and peasant life in a personal, everyday manner. They preferred to work in the open air so as to capture their impressions immediately.

The artists of The Hague School, to which Mesdag belonged, followed in their footsteps, recording the mood that landscapes evoked in them, using subdued colours and loose brush strokes. The collection includes superb works by artists including Mesdag’s early friend Jozef Israëls and fellow artists Anton Mauve, Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch and the brothers Jacob, Willem and Matthijs Maris.

Mesdag’s interest was not confined to the Barbizon School and The Hague School: the collection also includes works by artists such as Marius Bauer, Gustave Courbet and Antonio Mancini.

Visit the Mesdag Collection in The Hague!

LOCATION Laan van Meerdervoort 7-F, Den Haag
OPENING HOURS Mon – sat: 10:00 – 17:00
Sun- en Holidays: 11:00 – 17:00 close early on: December 24 and 31, 10:00 -16:00
Closed: December 25  and Januari 1
✅  Entrance museum
PUBLIC TRANSPORT Bus: 24 (direction Kijkduin) stop:Vredespaleis (Peace Palace)

Tram 1: Stop, Vredespaleis (Peace Palace)

TICKET TYPE Printed ticket

Toppieces from the Barbizon School and the The Hague school at an amazing location!

Mesdag Collection building The Hague
MEsdag Collection
Garden of the Mesdag Collection The Hague
Painting by Mesdag

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January 11, 2018

Wonderful location!

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