Duinlandschap by George Hendrik Breitner
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Duinlandschap 1857 - 1923

George Hendrik Breitner

Oil paintMarouflagePaint
28 ⨯ 37 cm
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Galerie Het Noorderlicht

  • About the artwork
    George Hendrik Breitner

    Rotterdam 1857-1923 Amsterdam

    28,5 x 37 cm.
    Gesigneerd: rechts onder met atelierstempel

    Herkomst: Amsterdam,vlg. Christie’s, 3 september 1996; particuliere collectie, Nederland.

  • About the artist

    George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) was born in Rotterdam.

    In 1876, he enrolled at the academy in The Hague. Later, he worked at Willem Maris's studio. In this early period he was especially influenced by the painters of the Hague School. Breitner preferred working-class models: labourers, servant girls and people from lower-class neighbourhoods. He saw himself as 'le peintre du peuple', the people's painter.

    In 1886, he moved to Amsterdam, where he recorded the life of the city in sketches, paintings and photos. Sometimes he made several pictures of the same subject, from different angles or in different weather conditions. Photos might serve as an example for a painting, as for his portraits of girls in kimonos, or as general reference material.

    Breitner often collaborated with Isaac Israels; both painters are referred to as Amsterdam Impressionists. Conservative critics called Breitner's style 'unfinished'.

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