Monday 26 February 2024

George Hendrik Breitner - part 4

Self Portrait of George Hendrik Breitner
black chalk on paper 20.2 x 13.2 cm
Rijksmueum, Amsterdam

George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 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'.

For earlier works see part 1 - 3 also.

This is part 4 of 6 parts on the works of George Hendrik Breitner:


1910 Eenhoornsluis: a view of the Prinsengracht and the Noorderkerk seen from the Eenhoornsluis, Amsterdam
oil on canvas 100 x 150 cm

c1910 Horse and servant
watercolour on paper 29.8 x 34.5 cm
Centraal Museum, Utrecht

1911 Slum in Ghent
watercolour, gouache and chalk on paper 43.6 x 43.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

1912 A view of the Rokin with Het Beurspoortje, Amsterdam
oil on canvas 78 x 117 cm

c1913 A horse drawn cart in front of the tobacco storehouses on the Prinseneiland, Amsterdam
oil on canvas 83 x 56 cm

1917-18 The Lauriergracht at the Tweede Laurierdwarsstraat
oil on panel 41 x 32.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

c1920-25 The view from the painter’s studio on the Bickers island, Amsterdam
oil on panel 22.2 x 45.3 cm

Ground worker
(medium?) on cardboard 63.5 x 49.1 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


Note: Dates not found for the remainder of works in this series:

n.d. A brown and a white horse in Scheveningen
oil on panel 26.9 x 37.3 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. A building site in winter
oil on paper laid down on panel 24.5 x 37 cm

n.d. A construction site, Amsterdam
oil on panel 27 x 45.5 cm

n.d. A farmyard in the snow at sunset
oil on canvas 40 x 60 cm

n.d. A gardener raking
pencil, watercolour and body-colour on paper 37 x 27.5 cm

n.d. A Group of Houses
oil on canvas 38 x 45 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. A Heath Landscape (Drenthe)
oil on paper laid on panel 27 x 47.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. A horse-drawn cart in winter on the Looiersgracht, Amsterdam
oil on panel 26 x 45 cm

n.d. A horsecar on the Nieuwe Brug, Damrak
oil on canvas 52.3 x 92.3 cm

n.d. A maid
pastel and charcoal on paper 42.5 x 28 cm

n.d. A nude study
watercolour on paper 48 x 26 cm

n.d. A peasant holding a flask
charcoal on paper 32 x 44.5 cm

n.d. A snowy canal in Amsterdam
medium? 39.8 x 61 cm

n.d. A standing woman
charcoal on paper 44 x 28 cm

n.d. A street in Rotterdam
oil on canvas laid down on panel 31.5 x 22.5 cm

n.d. A view of the Rokin, Amsterdam
oil on paper laid down on panel 31.5 x 51.5 cm

n.d. A woman passing by - a study
charcoal on paper 41 x 25 cm

n.d. A woman with black feathered hat
charcoal and watercolour on paper 35 x 32.5 cm

n.d. Amsterdam servant girls
pastel on paper 42.5 x 27 cm

n.d. Arabian horse with foal
chalk on paper 29.8 x 37.8 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


n.d. Artillery on manoeuvre
oil on panel 29.5 x 40.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Artillery
oil on canvas (size not given)

n.d. Artillery on manoeuvre
oil on panel 29.5 x 40.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Ballet Dancers Siberian
pencil and sepia brush 34.9 x 26.8 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands

n.d. Beurspoortje, Amsterdam
oil on canvas 60 x 80 cm

n.d. Billeting the Troops
oil on canvas 51 x 75 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Building site at De Clercqstraat
oil on panel (size not given)
 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Building Site in Amsterdam
oil on canvas 49 x 71 cm

n.d. Building Site in Amsterdam
etching
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

n.d. Bust of a young woman
chalk on paper 32.1 x 24 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Cavalry at rest
etching on paper 17.4 x 12.2 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands

n.d. Cavalry resting in a square
pencil and watercolour on paper 24.2 x 48.7 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Cavalry resting in a square
detail

n.d. Cavalry Scene
etching (size not given)
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

n.d. Children on Hartjesdag
wax crayons, chalk and pastel on paper 31 x 39 cm

n.d. Cityscape
oil on panel (size not given)

n.d. Company on a boat
pencil and watercolour on paper 54.5 x 62.7 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Figure Studies
black chalk on paper 19.4 x 11.8 cm
Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands

n.d. Farmstead
oil on cardboard 24 x 40 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Excavation
oil on panel 24.2 x 33.2 cm

n.d. Equestrian Battle
 pencil and watercolour on paper 22.9 x 30.3 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Equestrian Battle
pencil and watercolour on paper 13.4 x 210 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Equestrian Battle
pencil and wash on paper 13.4 x 21 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. De Baan in Rotterdam
oil on panel 26 x 36 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam