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George Hendrik Breitner (1857 - 1923)

George Hendrik Breitner

Children Van der Weele, circa 1881-1882

Oil on canvas
101 x 77,5 cm.

Acquired directly from the artist by Hermanus Johannes van der Weele, circa 1881-1882
Until 1996 in the collection of Johannes van der Weele and his heirs.
Christies Amsterdam, 19th Century European Pictures, 25 April 1996, lot 191
Collection Kunsthandel Kupperman, Amsterdam, where acquired by the previous owner in 1997.

George Hendrik Breitner

Two woman stolling in the rain (verso)

Signed lower right
Black chalk on paper
45 x 30 cm.

This work was executed circa 1895.

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George Hendrik Breitner


George Hendrik Breitner

(1857 - 1923)

The Rotterdam artist George Hendrik Breitner moved to The Hague in 1875 where he was trained as a painter at the academy. He was taught by Willem Maris. Ten years later Breitner moved to Amsterdam and joined the Movement of Eighty. His best work would be created in Amsterdam.

Breitner's works more of less all depicted the average Amsterdam inhabitant, city scapes, still lifes and nudes. He portrayed reality in his works, which was not always elegant. Breitner had a swift painting technique. He was also a very keen photographer.