George Hendrik Breitner

Breitner, George Hendrik

Dutch painter and photographer (1857-1923). Autograph signature. [Postmark: Amsterdam. Oblong 8vo (postcard). ½ page.
180 € (84320/BN54823)

Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau. - An important figure of Amsterdam Impressionism, Breitner created popular city views, specializing in street scenes and harbours. Around 1889 he discovered photography as a means of documenting street life and atmospheric effects. - With 2 small postal stamps. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.

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