Sad day in history: Anton Mauve died on this day in 1888. Anton Mauve was one of the most important representatives of the Hague School. He was married to Vincent van Gogh’s cousin Ariëtte (Jet) Carbentus. In the winter of 1881-1882 Van Gogh took lessons in drawing and watercolouring with Mauve. We have some fine drawings and water colours by Mauve in our collection, De Mesdag Collectie has beautiful paintings! Image: Anton Mauve (1838-1888), Bleaching field, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.