Vintage: Amsterdam Streets by George Hendrik Breitner (1890s-1900s)

Vintage: Amsterdam Streets by George Hendrik Breitner (1890s-1900s)


George Hendrik Breitner (1857 – 1923) was a Dutch painter and photographer. An important figure in Amsterdam Impressionism, he is noted especially for his paintings of street scenes and harbours in a realistic style. He painted en plein air, and became interested in photography as a means of documenting street life and atmospheric effects – rainy weather in particular – as reference materials for his paintings.

The Kolkje and Oudezijds Achterburgwal.

The Kolkje and Oudezijds Achterburgwal. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

Workers on the Van Diemenstraat.

Workers on the Van Diemenstraat. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

A cyclist on the Prinsengracht.

A cyclist on the Prinsengracht. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

A cart dog takes a rest.

A cart dog takes a rest. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

Geldersekade and Geldersche quay.

Geldersekade and Geldersche quay. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

Portrait of a woman walking over the Prinsengracht.

Portrait of a woman walking over the Prinsengracht. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

A view of the Rokin.

A view of the Rokin. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

Children play in an alley.

Children play in an alley. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

Four young women on the street in the Runstraat.

Four young women on the street in the Runstraat. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

Workers at the construction site of the Municipal Bath and Swimming Facility at the Heiligeweg.

Workers at the construction site of the Municipal Bath and Swimming Facility at the Heiligeweg. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

The intersection of Lindengracht and Lijnbaansgracht.

The intersection of Lindengracht and Lijnbaansgracht. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

A street vendor on the Rokin.

A street vendor on the Rokin. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

View of the Prinsengracht at the bridge over the Leidsegracht.

View of the Prinsengracht at the bridge over the Leidsegracht. Photo: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum/Europeana

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