George Hendrik Breitner artwork • painting • previously for sale A street, Rotterdam
George Hendrik Breitner
Rotterdam 1857-1923 Amsterdam
A street, Rotterdam
oil on canvas laid down on panel 44.6 x 24.4 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1880
This painting was previously for sale.
Provenance: coll. prof. dr J. Rotgans, Baarn; part. bezit Frankrijk: fam. Hudig, J. Hudig dir. KNSM; J. Hudig jr. dir. Van Ommeren.
Literature: Peter van Beveren, Wim van Sinderen, 'Panorama Rotterdam. Meesters aan de Maas 1820-1940', Schiedam 2001, pag. 82 afb. in kleur.
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, 'Tentoonstelling G.H. Breitner', nov. 1901-jan. 1902; Den Haag, Haags Gemeentemuseum, 'Breitner Tentoonstelling', nov.-dec. 1928, cat.nr. 37; Rotterdam, Kunsthal, Panorama Rotterdam. 'Meesters aan de Maas 1820-1940', sept. 2001-jan. 2002.
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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