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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 321

    George Hendrik Breitner (Dutch, 1857-1923)

    Horses at a construction site, Amsterdam

    Price Realised  


    George Hendrik Breitner (Dutch, 1857-1923)
    Horses at a construction site, Amsterdam
    signed 'G.H.Breitner' (lower left)
    pencil and watercolour on paper
    60 x 85 cm.
    Painted circa 1897.

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    It has been suggested that the present lot depicts the construction of the Jacob Van Lennepkanaal, Amsterdam in circa 1897.

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    Mr Th.G. Dentz van Schaick sale, Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 13 November 1934, lot 26, where acquired by Dr A.F. Philips, Eindhoven, thence by descent to the present owners.


    A. Pit, W. Steenhoff, Dr. J. Veth, Prof. Dr. W. Vogelsang, George Hendrik Breitner: 90 photogravures naar zijn werken, Amsterdam 1901-1902, p. 131, ill., as: Werkpaarden.


    Amsterdam, Arti et Amicitiae, Tentoonstelling G.H. Breitner, November 1901-January 1902, cat.no. 53 (on loan from Mr Th.G. Dentz van Schaick, Amsterdam).
    Rotterdam, Rotterdamse Kunstkring, G.H. Breitner, 5 February-13 March 1910, cat.no. 8 (on loan from Mr Th.G. Dentz van Schaick, Amsterdam).
    Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Tentoonstelling van aquarellen: zestig-jarig bestaan der Vereeniging tot het vormen van eene openbare verzameling van hedendaagsche kunst, 24 November-16 December 1934, cat.no. 37 (on loan from Dr A.F. Philips, Eindhoven).
    Eindhoven, Stedelijk van Abbe Museum, Breitner schilder en fotograaf, 16 April-14 June 1971.