The Rokin, George Hendrik Breitner, c. 1880 - c. 1923
Horses were Breitner’s first subject and remained a life-long passion. This sketch shows how he made a preliminary lay-out of a cityscape. He did this on the spot, using a small panel that fit into the lid of his painter’s box. He depicted the two horses and the horse tram, as well as the contours of the houses, with swift strokes in brown tints over the summary underdrawing.