Waiting carriages in front of Waterloo Bridge by Willem Witsen
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Waiting carriages in front of Waterloo Bridge 1850 - 1900

Willem Witsen

28 ⨯ 35 cm
€ 2.400

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About the artwork

Etch, signed lower right in ink and plate. According to Witsens, only a few copies of this etch were printed, including Bouwens in Brussels. A rare copy!
28 x 35 cm

About the Artist - 3 more artworks

Willem Witsen was a Dutch artist who was born in Amsterdam on 13 September 1860. He died in Amsterdam on 13 April 1923. Witsen originated from a prestigious Amsterdam family. Between 1876 and 1884 he studied at the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (State Academy of Fine Arts). He was a painter but he became also a famous graphic artist. In 1885, he established with two art lovers the Nederlandse Etsclub, a society for etchers. During the 1880s, Witsen started to paint gloomy cityscapes of Amsterdam, Dordrecht and London. He also was a painter of still lifes and portraits. Like George Hendrik Breitner, Witsen became known for his pictures which he probably started taking from 1890.