c. 1890-1910: Streets of Amsterdam
Photographs in and around Amsterdam by George Hendrik Breitner. Born in the Netherlands in 1857, Breitner was a leading figure of Amsterdam Impressionism, often sketching scenes of everyday life on the streets alongside his contemporary, Vincent Van Gogh (whose paintings Breitner later described as "coarse and distasteful”).
In the 1890s, he added photography to his repertoire, finding it to be a useful tool for capturing fleeting conditions and scenes for later reference.
All images: George Henrik Breitner/Rijksmuseum via Europeana