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Part of the famous Dutch "Panorama Mesdag", a 120 meter large painting (17 parts, 14 meter high), painted in 1880 in 4 months. The painter, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, received in 1880 for this painting 45.000 Dutch Guilders (for 1880 a hugh amount, because a normal salary at that time was 400,00 Dutch Guilders). Today, this amount of 45.000 is 3 million Euros (USD 3341400). At the opening in 1880 the admission was 0,95 Dutch Guilders. In two months the company, which was responsable for the expedition of "Panorama Mesdag", broke down. The painter, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, bought "Panorama Mesdag" back and the admission price decreased to 0,10 Dutch Guilders. Today, directly relatives of Hendrik Willem Mesdag are still the owners of "Panorama Mesdag" by owning of 33 shares in their family.
When you visit "Panorama Mesdag" you first walk into a dark gallery and pass a spiral staircase. Because this darkness it seems that the distance at the painting is more than the distance to the painting, 14 metres. That's why you thinking the painting is in 3D instead of 2D.
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