GOGH, Vincent van
(b. 1853, Groot Zundert, d. 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise)
Beach at Scheveningen in Stormy WeatherAugust 1882, The Hague
Oil on canvas on cardboard, 35 x 51 cm
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Catalogue numbers: F 4, JH 187.
In the years 1881-83 van Gogh had often visited Scheveningen, a fishing village and holiday resort on the North Sea, a few miles from The Hague. There he drew the great fishing smacks drawn up on the beach, in the manner of Hague School painters such as Henrik Mesdag and Anton Mauve.