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    Sale 2812

    A Romantic Affair: Paintings from an important private Dutch Collection

    18 November 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 181

    Frans Breuhaus de Groot (Dutch, 1796-1875)

    Festivities on the ice: the Nieuwe Maas with the Boompjes, Bolwerk and harbour entrance of the Oudehaven, Rotterdam

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    Frans Breuhaus de Groot (Dutch, 1796-1875)
    Festivities on the ice: the Nieuwe Maas with the Boompjes, Bolwerk and harbour entrance of the Oudehaven, Rotterdam
    signed 'F Breuhaus de Groot.' (lower right)
    oil on canvas, unframed
    67.5 x 97.5 cm.


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    The Boompjes, situated on the North bank of the river Maas in Rotterdam, was such a beautiful quay that it was sometimes compared to Venice. It was built in the 16th Century and in the 18th Century the Boompjes became Rotterdam's 'Gold Coast', a popular address for businessmen and offices such as those of the VOC (Dutch East Indies Company). Due to the heavy bombardments in May 1940 almost all the attractive buildings were destroyed. Today it is a central part of one of the most exciting cities in Europe with its contemporary architecture and lively cultural atmosphere.

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    Provenance

    Kunsthandel Katz, The Hague, 1970, where acquired by the present owner.