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Timber-Rafts in the Snow near Zandhoek

Timber-Rafts in the Snow near Zandhoek

George Hendrik Breitner (in 1903)

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A simple palette is the sign of the true colourist, said Philippe Zilcken in an early publication about his colleague Breitner. Weaker artists employ ‘almost all the paint manufacturers’ aids’ and produce lacklustre pictures. Breitner makes do with seven or eight paints and lacks for nothing. The rich colouring of this work proves Zilcken right. These are Amsterdam’s western islands in winter.

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Title Timber-Rafts in the Snow near Zandhoek
Material and technique Oil on cardboard on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 74 cm
Height 62 cm
Artists Artist: George Hendrik Breitner
Accession number 2739 (MK)
Credits From the estate of J.E. Westendorp-Osieck, 1968
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1968
Creation date in 1903
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
Geographical origin The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe
Place of manufacture Amsterdam > North Holland > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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George Hendrik Breitner

Rotterdam 1857 - Amsterdam 1923

George Hendrik Breitner mainly became famous with his paintings of Amsterdam street life. He studied at various academies, including the Hague Academy, the...

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