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The museum is home to the exceptional collection of 19th-century art assembled by the renowned painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife Sientje.

The Mesdag Collection

The Mesdags

Hendrik Willem Mesdag and his wife Sientje both rose to the challenge and became artists when they were already in their thirties.

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Discover more about Hendrik Willem Mesdag, his wife Sientje and their collection.

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The Barbizon Painters

Hendrik Willem and Sientje Mesdag decorated their home with art by Barbizon School artists and other French masters. Who were these artists? What made them so special?

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