In addition to the world’s largest Van Gogh collection, the Van Gogh Museum also holds a leading collection of works by other 19th-century and early 20th-century artists.
This Contemporaries collection consists of some 300 paintings, 750 drawings, almost 6,000 prints and approximately 50 sculptures. The Van Gogh Museum is currently conducting further research into the sub-collections and improving access to them. An important part of this research involves reconstructing and publishing the provenance of these works.
Vincent and Theo van Gogh laid the foundations for the Contemporaries collection. Over the years, the brothers collected progressive late 19th-century art. Like the majority of the works by Vincent himself, the brothers’ collection was still in the family’s possession, and has been at the museum since it opened in 1973.