Breitners for sale: prints of his photographs for sale
You can order high quality prints of Breitner’s photographs from the RKD for only €70 per print! The photographs are printed on Bariet paper, labelled and mounted, and can be sent to you by post (postage will be added to the cost). The standard format of landscape prints is 30 x 40 cm; square prints are 30 x 30 cm (including mounts). A selection of the images can be seen on this page. To place an order by email click on the photo you wish to buy.
George Hendrik Breitner, View of the Singel, Amsterdam, 1889–1915, RKD Photographic Collection (view in RKDimages)
Over 2000 photographs by Breitner can be viewed online in the RKDimages database:
• enter ‘Breitner’ in the artist field and ‘photograph’ in the object field.
You can narrow your search by clicking on ‘Refine search’ (bottom left corner), which allows you to add:
• a geographic keyword, for example Paris, Rotterdam, Brouwersgracht
• a subject keyword, for example ‘kimono’, ‘horse’, ‘building excavation’
• title words
George Hendrik Breitner, View of the Schiedamsedijk and the corner with Leuvebrugsteeg, 1906, RKD Photographic Collection (view in RKDimages)
George Hendrik Breitner, View of the Brouwersgracht, Amsterdam, 1906, RKD Photographic Collection (view in RKDimages)
Some 2,300 original prints and negatives by G.H Breitner were donated to the RKD in 1961, exactly 50 years ago. Before then it was not realised that Breitner was an important photographer as well as being a painter. In 2011 high-resolution scans were produced of all the photographs so that the originals can be safely stored in optimal conditions.
George Hendrik Breitner, Girl in a kimono (Geesje Kwak), 1893, RKD Photograph Collection (view in RKDimages)
Until now the photographs by the Amsterdam Impressionist painter George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923) have primarily been presented as studies for his paintings. However, the photos are also fine and important works of art in their own right and they offer a unique picture of city life around 1900.
George Hendrik Breitner, View of the Dam, Amsterdam, 1899-1914, RKD Photographic Collection (view in RKDimages)
The RKD has published the first digital overview in English of photographs by the Amsterdam Impressionist painter George Hendrik Breitner (1857-1923). A total of 2,300 original photos from the RKD collection are accessible to an international audience since November 2011.