‘Nature itself on the canvas'. The Painters of the Hague School
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‘Nature itself on the canvas'. The Painters of the Hague School

(Juleke van Lindert) The Low Countries - 1998, № 6, pp. 117-125

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In 1873 the French critic René Ménard praised a new development in Dutch painting and applauded the newcomers' unidealised vision: ‘The small group of painters emerging on the coast of Holland possesses a candour that should give us pause.' The reviewer was remarkably well-informed about recent developments in the Low Countries. Over the past years the coastal city of The Hague had evolved into the centre for the new school of painting, which has come to be known as the ‘Hague school'

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