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    Sale 2801

    19th CenturyEuropean Art

    14 October 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 196

    George Hendrik Breitner (Dutch, 1857-1923)

    Military manoeuvres: rode huzaren

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    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.

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    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.'

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    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



    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.