Piet van Wijngaerdt (1873 - 1946)

“Paris - Le Pont Marie” (looking into Rue des deux ponts) 

Drawing by painter Piet van Wijngaerdt created 1901-1902 when, according to Adriaan Venema’s book “Nederlandse Schilders in Paris 1900-1940” the artist stayed in Paris. Contemporary of George Breitner (1857-1923) who 15 years before also lived and worked in Paris. 

 

Below: Pont Marie by French artists Raymond Renefer (1879-1957) and Armand Guillaumin (1841-1927). 

Both in the PW’s  drawing and in Renefer’s, a woman with a bag of laundry, to or from one of the “Bateaux Lavoirs” can be seen. And: no automobiles only drawn by horse or man carriages.