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Willem Witsen (Amsterdam 1860-1923)
Willem Witsen (Amsterdam 1860-1923)

Boats on the Thames in the fog, London

Willem Witsen (Amsterdam 1860-1923)
Boats on the Thames in the fog, London
signed twice 'Willem Witsen' (lower left)
watercolour and gouache on paper
565 x 765 mm.
Executed circa 1890.
J.F. Heijbroek, 'Impressies uit de 'reuzestad'. Het verblijf van Willem Witsen in Londen (1888-1891)', in: Liber Amicorum A.G. van der Steur, Haarlem, 1988, pp. 75-77.
Dordrecht, Dordrechts museum, Willem Witsen 1860-1923 - Stemmingen, 17 August-16 November 2003.

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When Witsen stayed in London from 1888-91 he made several versions of the river Thames. Please compare to one of these versions, Riviergezicht te London, oil on canvas, 79 x 100 cm, dated ca. 1890 in the collection of the Kröller Müller Museum, Otterlo (KM102.266).

We kindly thank Mr. J.F. Heijbroek for his help with cataloguing the present lot.

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