De Mesdag Collection, The Hague

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The Mesdag Collection is an art museum in The Hague, Netherlands.

The museum is housed next to the former house of the Dutch painter Hendrik Willem Mesdag and shows the art Mesdag and his wife Sina van Houten collected from 1866 to 1903. It features work of the painters of the Hague School like Willem Roelofs and Anton Mauve and work of the French Barbizon School (Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Théodore Rousseau, Jean-François Millet, Charles-François Daubigny and Eugène Delacroix and paintings of Lawrence Alma-Tadema. There is also a large collection of Japanese art and Japanese craftwork (pottery) on show. This all is shown in a typical 19th-century setting.

The museum was closed for renovation until Spring 2011. On 14 May 2011 it was re-opened and renamed from "Museum Mesdag" to "The Mesdag Collection".

The Panorama Mesdag is housed in different premises within easy walking distance from The Mesdag Collection.

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  • A fine collection of Dutch paintings, indeed, showing also the connection of Dutch painters and their French colleagues. Nice garden around.  more »
  • It's sister/ brother Panorama Mesdag is perhaps more famous, a 115 metre long circular Panorama painting. It's not an or-or situation, that one is just 1 few hundred metres away. Meanwhile, the...  more »
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  • It's sister/ brother Panorama Mesdag is perhaps more famous, a 115 metre long circular Panorama painting. It's not an or-or situation, that one is just 1 few hundred metres away. Meanwhile, the Mesdag Collection offers a wider array of -mostly- paintings of Mesdag and my friend themselves and others who inspired them. Nice little museum, with still an impressive number of works. And unexpected views of the Peace Palace from the windows at the back of the building.
  • Rude people working in the luggage/coatroom/locker section. Made me leave my canvas handbag behind which was not bulky. I wanted to bring along my iPad and was forced to buy a smaller handbag for €79 from the gift shop to carry it in. Displeased with the way they acted. Someone in our group was allowed to carry in a large leather satchel that was larger than my handbag which they had slung over their shoulder and another brought in a large painting. They were only being difficult with me. As a result this is my score and I won’t be back nor recommend.

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