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Willem Witsen artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale Ede in winter

Witsen W.A.  | 'Willem' Arnold Witsen, Ede in winter, watercolour on paper 36.9 x 54.2 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1895

Willem Witsen

Ede in winter
watercolour on paper 36.9 x 54.2 cm, signed l.r. and executed ca. 1895

This work on paper was previously for sale.

Provenance: kunsthandel E.J. van Wisselingh & Co., Amsterdam, inv.nr. 5573; H.J. Nestelro(o)y, Amsterdam.
Literature: vgl.: tent.cat. 'Willem Witsen 1860-1923. Schilderijen, tekeningen, prenten, foto's', Bussum 2003, afb. in kleur pag. 93 (vrijwel identiek schilderij in olieverf, thans in bezit van het Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam).
Exhibited: Amsterdam, Gemeente Musea, 'Witsen' [jaar onbekend].

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 | A peasant girl, oil on painter's board, 35.5 x 25.3 cm, pained ca. 1885

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Willem Witsen | Anemones in earthenware vase, watercolour on paper, 44.5 x 37.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1920

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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

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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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