Willem Witsen artwork • painting • for saleThe Montelbaanstoren on the Oude Schans in summer
The Montelbaanstoren on the Oude Schans in summer
oil on canvas 79.7 x 100.6 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1913
This framed painting is for sale.
Price: € 60,000
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.