Willem Witsen artwork • painting • for sale Poppies in a stone pitcher
Poppies in a stone pitcher
oil on canvas 62.4 x 45.8 cm, signed l.r.
This painting is for sale.
price range: € 5,000 - € 10,000
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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.