Museum buys van Gogh watercolour

The Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch is so happy it was able to buy a Vincent van Gogh watercolour, it opens its doors for free to all visitors Saturday 10th of December 2016.

One would nearly forget, there are more Dutch museums which own works by Vincent van Gogh, apart from the famous van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

But Vincent van Gogh was of course born, grew up in, and later returned for a while, to the Dutch province of Noord Brabant. So the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, or ‘s Hertogenbosch, owns a few works by him.

Recently, the museum was able to add a small work to its van Gogh collection. This watercolour was bought from a private owner. It is considered to be Vincent van Gogh’s last watercolour painted in Nuenen. He painted the garden of his parents’ home while living with them, in 1885.

noord-brabants-museum-van-goghThis early, fairly traditional work is on show since 8th of December. The celebration party starts Saturday 10th of December 2016, when the museum opens at 11:00. As stated above, entrance will be free to all visitors on this date. There will also be life music, a small present to the first 500 visitors, lectures in Dutch and other activities.

Not that into Vincent van Gogh? The museum has an interesting permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions. Unable to visit the museum Saturday? The work will be displayed till the 17th of March 2017 – but after Saturday, there will be an entrance fee again.

Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch, the Netherlands




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