Farmhouses in Loosduinen near The Hague at Twilight


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Farmhouses in Loosduinen near The Hague at Twilight
Oil on canvas on panel
33 × 50 cm (13 × 19.75 in)
Centraal Museum
Utrecht
The Netherlands
Europe
Painted August 1883, The Hague
F 16, JH 391

The landscapes, cottages, and farmhouses of the countryside around The Hague were a constant source of inspiration for Vincent, and he pursued capturing these scenes in all types of weather. There is not total agreement by scholars if Vincent is referring to this very painting, but many think so when he writes to Theo that he came back from painting, "soaking wet because I had spent 3 hours in the rain," continuing that he returned with two paintings, one of windswept trees and "a second of a farm after the rain."
To Theo van Gogh, circa 5 September 1883

One likely candidate for the painting featuring the "windswept trees" would be In The Dunes (F 15a, JH 393). The other possible candidate to be the "farm after the rain" is Farmhouse Among Trees (F 18, JH 397).

ALSO KNOWN AS
Old Farms in Loosduinen at Twilight

PROVENANCE
H. P. Bremmer, The Hague;
Nieuwenhuizen Segaar Art Museum, The Hague (1955);
L. H. van Baaren, Utrecht;
Museum van Baaren (1956);
Centraal Museum, Utrecht (On loan).