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George Hendrik Breitner artwork • painting • previously for sale View of the Paleisstraat/Singelbrug, Amsterdam

George Hendrik Breitner

View of the Paleisstraat/Singelbrug, Amsterdam
oil on canvas 76.8 x 117.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted circa 1897

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. Ad Roelvink; J.W.E. Hiltermann, Amsterdam; Kunsthandel E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam, inv.nr. S 2698x.
Literature: A. Pit e.a., 'George Hendrik Breitner. Indrukken en biografische aantekeningen van A. Pit, W. Steenhoff, Jan Veth en W. Vogelsang en 90 afbeeldingen van zijne werken in photogravure', Amsterdam 1904-1908, pag. 69 (met afb.); P.H. Hefting, 'G.H. Breitner', Amsterdam 1968, pag. 14 en afb. 20; tent.cat. Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, 'Plein bij avond. G.H. Breitner', 1983, pag. 20 (met afb); Rieta Bergsma, Paul Hefting e.a., 'George Hendrik Breitner 1857-1923. Schilderijen, tekeningen, foto's', Bussum 1994, pag. 30 (met afb.); J. ten Kate, 'Breitner: schilder van het volk', Origine 2 (2003), afb. in kleur pag. 107; 'Jubileumuitgave 25 jaar Simonis&Buunk Kunsthandel: een Keur aan Kunst', Ede/Zwolle 2003, nr. 20 (met afb. in kleur).
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum, 'Breitner en Amsterdam', okt.-nov. 1947, cat.nr. 115; Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, 'Plein bij avond. G.H. Breitner', mei-juli 1983; Ede, Simonis&Buunk Kunsthandel, 'Jubileumtentoonstelling 1978-2003: een Keur aan Kunst', 18-26 april 2003.

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.


George Hendrik Breitner | Alley in Rotterdam with laundress, watercolour on paper, 39.1 x 25.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated '80

George Hendrik Breitner

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Alley in Rotterdam with laundress, 1880

George Hendrik Breitner | Standing nude, charcoal on paper, 56.0 x 30.0 cm, signed l.r. with initials and drawn ca. 1900

George Hendrik Breitner

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Standing nude, ca. 1900


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