George Hendrik Breitner artwork • painting • previously for sale A lady with a red coat
George Hendrik Breitner
Rotterdam 1857-1923 Amsterdam
A lady with a red coat
oil on panel 39.5 x 29.0 cm, signed u.l.
This painting was previously for sale.
Provenance: coll. H.L. Klein, Amsterdam; Veiling Frederik Muller & Co., Amsterdam, juli 1931, afb. 9.
Literature: A. Venema, 'Breitner 1857-1923', Bussum 1981, pag. 319 (met afb).
Exhibited: Den Haag, Haags Gemeentemuseum, Breitner, nov.-dec. 1928, cat.nr. 170.
G.H. Breitner is an important impressionist painter of Amsterdam’s city views, setting down the street life onto canvas with bold, sweeping brushstrokes. He settled in the capital in 1886. Breitner also painted figures, nudes and military subjects – he was fascinated by horses and their riders. He etched as well but was a major Impressionist chiefly in his watercolours.
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