The Rijksmuseum is bringing together all versions of Girl in Kimono by George Hendrik Breitner for the first time.
The countless variations of a girl in kimono, which is an icon of Japonism, emerged in the years 1893-96. The young model Geesje Kwak posed for almost all his paintings and was thus made immortal by Breitner. The exhibition is based on new research and presents the (as far as we know) complete series of 14 paintings for the first time, among which is a Girl in Red Kimono from a private collection that was unknown up to now. Apart from paintings, also drawings, sketches and photographs that the artist made as preparation are being shown.