Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, co-founded by the painters of The Hague School, has one of the finest collections of paintings, drawings and sketchbooks by these Dutch masters from the nineteenth century. Artists such as Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch, Anton Mauve, Paul Gabriël, Willem Roelofs and the Maris brothers introduce a new realism in painting with their fresh depictions of the countryside, sea, fishermen and the farmers.
With a new perspective they paint the forests around the Veluwe, the lakes near the North and the cows in the polder landscape. However, the core of this group of artists is located in The Hague, with the biggest attraction being the coastal town of Scheveningen. Like no other, the painters at the Hague School know how to capture the beauty of the combination of air, light and water.