Lunchtime at the Building Site on the Van Diemenstraat in Amsterdam

Oil on canvas | 78 x 115cm | 1897

George Hendrik Breitner

When the North Sea Canal was finished in 1876, the Amsterdam IJ became navigable for large oceanliners. New streets with warehouses – such as the Van Die-menstraat seen in this painting – were built along the banks of the canal. Breitner depicted con...
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