George Hendrik Breitner artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale An elegant woman, seated; verso: two figures boys in the breakers
George Hendrik Breitner
Rotterdam 1857-1923 Amsterdam
An elegant woman, seated; verso: two figures boys in the breakers
watercolour on paper 53.6 x 34.9 cm, signed r.c. and on the reverse
This work on paper was previously for sale.
Provenance: coll. A.C. van Ommen van Guylik, Laren; veiling S.J. Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 29 maart 1966, lotnr. 43 (met afb.); part. coll. Nederland.
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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