• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2801

    19th CenturyEuropean Art

    14 October 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 196

    George Hendrik Breitner (Dutch, 1857-1923)

    Military manoeuvres: rode huzaren

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    George Hendrik Breitner (Dutch, 1857-1923)
    Military manoeuvres: rode huzaren
    signed 'G.H. Breitner.' (lower right)
    chalk, watercolour and gouache on paper
    47 x 68 cm.
    Executed circa 1885.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Dr D. Hannema wrote the following concerning the present lot: 'A red hussar, in his dark-blue uniform with red facings, is seen cantering across ground gently sloping up to the right. Beyond are, at different points, three more cavalry-men. On the left, in front of a wood, a squadron resting. The 'Red Hussars' were stationed at The Hague. Breitner made this finished watercolour about 1885.'

    Special Notice

    Christie’s charges a premium to the buyer on the Hammer Price of each lot sold at the following rates: 29.75% of the Hammer Price of each lot up to and including €20,000, plus 23.8% of the Hammer Price between €20,001 and €800.000, plus 14.28% of any amount in excess of €800.000. Buyer’s premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.


    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Venduehuis der Notarissen, The Hague, 11 February 1930, lot 26. Kunsthandel Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, inv.no. 3070, 1930's, where acquired by Mr H.E. ten Cate, Almelo, thence by descent to the present owners.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY


    Literature

    Dr A. van Schendel, Breitner, Paletserie, Amsterdam 1939, p. 25, ill., as: Manoeuvres.
    Dr D. Hannema, Catalogue of the Mr. H.E. ten Cate Collection, Rotterdam 1955, cat.no. 136, p. 148, as: On Manoeuvres.