Dongen. A 19th century artists' village

Stedelijk Museum, Breda, Netherlands, to 26 January 2020

There is perhaps nothing more typically 19th-century than the way in which different artists would often flock to the same area or place in order to obtain fresh inspiration. The small village of Dongen, in the southern Netherlands, is a good example. It was visited by many 19th-century artists, including Max Liebermann, Jan Veth, Albert Neuhuys and August Allebé (pictured). Vincent van Gogh's famous Potato eaters was based on a similar painting, made by Jozef Israëls whilst staying in Dongen. 

October 13, 2019