Not all inhabitants of Vries were farmers, some were well-to-do Groningers like the Mesdag family. From 1874 the family owned a country house here, where they spent the summers painting from nature. The two artistic Mesdag couples, Hendrik Willem and Sientje, and Taco and his wife Geesje, later moved to The Hague but continued to visit their artist friends in Vries. Although their country house Rezzago no longer exists, you can still see the countless paintings which they made in the surrounding area.
Geesje Mesdag-van Calcar: impression of the Vries church
See also this link for more Mesdag paintings around Vries.
Location of Villa Rezzago
Coordinates: 53°04’40.5″N 6°34’38.7″E
- Brink 4-6
- 9481 BE Vries