c. 1890-1910: People of Amsterdam

Workers on the Van Diemenstraat.


The work shown here is by Dutch artist and photographer George Hendrik Breitner. Born in 1857, he initially became a painter and was a prime mover in the Impressionist movement in the Netherlands. He worked closely with Van Gogh. 

In his 40s, Breitner turned further attention to photography, initially as a way to record scenes, and particularly weather conditions, for his paintings. 

Breitner died in 1923, aged 66.


Reflection of canal houses in the water on the Singel 377 to 385


A cyclist on the Prinsengracht.


Geldersekade and Geldersche quay.


View of Gasthuismolensteeg on the corner of the Herengracht.

View of Gasthuismolensteeg on the corner of the Herengracht.


A view of the Rokin.


Children play in a sand dump near Prince Island.


A snowy view of the Damrak.


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


Cavalry resting in a field


Portrait of a mounted gunner with two horses,


Artillery riders on horseback


Yellow Riders on horseback near Arnhem


Beurspleintje


The Handboogstraat

The Handboogstraat


View of the Looiersgracht in Amsterdam