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Willem Witsen artwork • painting • previously for sale Evening twilight, Ede

Willem Witsen

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

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: A. Oosthoek, Utrecht, 1936.
Literature: F. de Graaf, P. Nieuwenhuizen, 'Echte winters. Nederlandse landschapschilders 1875-1940', Woerden 2003, pag. 44 (met afb. in kleur), pag. 52, cat.nr. 51; Nelly de Zwaan, 'Nederland uit de kunst: 365 dagen kijken en lezen', Warnsveld 2005, 1 dec. (met afb. in kleur).
Exhibited: Dordrecht, Dordrechts Museum, 'Willem Witsen (1860-1923), Stemmingen', 17 aug.-16 nov. 2003; Woerden, Stadsmuseum Woerden, 'Echte winters: Nederlandse landschapschilders 1875-1940', 13 dec. 2003-7 mrt. 2004.

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.


Willem Witsen | The Montelbaanstoren on the Oude Schans in summer, oil on canvas, 79.7 x 100.6 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1913

Willem Witsen

painting • for sale

The Montelbaanstoren on the Oude Schans in summer, ca. 1913

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

Willem Witsen

painting • for sale

The Oude Waal in winter, Amsterdam, ca. 1912


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