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Willem Witsenartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1860-1923

biography of 'Willem' Arnold Witsen

Willem Witsen attended the Rijksacademie, Amsterdam, between 1876 and 1884, and there became friends with the painters E. Karsen, Tholen, Breitner and Israels. After a stay in London, where he became acquainted with Whistler’s work, Witsen began painting dreamy, quiet cityscapes in a dark palette that were to become his specialism. Unlike Breitner and Israels’ bustling city impressions, Witsen saw Amsterdam as a monument to timeless beauty. He also painted landscapes and sometimes still lifes and portraits.


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Willem Witsen


Witsen W.A.  | The Montelbaanstoren on the Oude Schans in summer, oil on canvas, 80.0 x 101.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1913Witsen W.A.

The Montelbaanstoren on the Oude Schans in summer, oil on canvas, 80.0 x 101.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1913

Witsen W.A.  | The Oude Waal in winter, Amsterdam, oil on panel, 30.3 x 44.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1912Witsen W.A.

The Oude Waal in winter, Amsterdam, oil on panel, 30.3 x 44.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1912


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Willem Witsen


Witsen W.A.  | A still life with clematis, watercolour on paper, 52.0 x 43.0 cm, signed l.r.Witsen W.A.

A still life with clematis, watercolour on paper, 52.0 x 43.0 cm, signed l.r.

Witsen W.A.  | A view of the Driehoek, Ede, watercolour on paper, 46.4 x 58.2 cm, signed l.l.Witsen W.A.

A view of the Driehoek, Ede, watercolour on paper, 46.4 x 58.2 cm, signed l.l.

Witsen W.A.  | Ede in winter, watercolour on paper, 36.9 x 54.2 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1895Witsen W.A.

Ede in winter, watercolour on paper, 36.9 x 54.2 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1895

Witsen W.A.  | Evening twilight, Ede, oil on canvas, 45.0 x 54.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1895Witsen W.A.

Evening twilight, Ede, oil on canvas, 45.0 x 54.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted circa 1895

Witsen W.A.  | Moored boats, oil on canvas, 25.0 x 45.0 cm, signed l.l.Witsen W.A.

Moored boats, oil on canvas, 25.0 x 45.0 cm, signed l.l.

Witsen W.A.  | The Montelbaanstoren on the Oude Schans in summer, oil on canvas, 80.0 x 101.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1913Witsen W.A.

The Montelbaanstoren on the Oude Schans in summer, oil on canvas, 80.0 x 101.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1913

Witsen W.A.  | The Oude Waal in winter, Amsterdam, oil on panel, 30.3 x 44.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted in  ca. 1912Witsen W.A.

The Oude Waal in winter, Amsterdam, oil on panel, 30.3 x 44.3 cm, signed l.r. and painted in ca. 1912

Witsen W.A.  | The corner of the Kalkmarkt and Prins Hendrikkade, Amsterdam, oil on canvas, 51.2 x 42.0 cm, signed l.r.Witsen W.A.

The corner of the Kalkmarkt and Prins Hendrikkade, Amsterdam, oil on canvas, 51.2 x 42.0 cm, signed l.r.

Witsen W.A.  | View on the Oude Schans from Breitner's workshop, watercolour on paper, 57.0 x 67.0 cm, signed l.r.Witsen W.A.

View on the Oude Schans from Breitner's workshop, watercolour on paper, 57.0 x 67.0 cm, signed l.r.


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