Oil Painting Josef Israels 1824 – 1911 Dutch Portrait
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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Pre 1900: item # 1147637
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|"Naaien van de Vrouw" (Woman Sewing) Oil on canvas, signed lower left by Josef Israels. Dimensions: 20.5” X 16.25” (30” X 26” with frame). Israels was educated at the Amsterdam Academy (1840) and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, under Vernet and Delaroche. Returning to Amsterdam in 1847, his work focused on historical and religious subjects until the 1860s, when his brushwork loosened and he developed a soft tonal range of grays and browns. In the 1870’s he settled in The Hague and became one of the leading members of The Hague School. Famous for his subject matter and sympathy of the poor. This fine piece is an example of this famous later Israels style. During his lifetime Israels won great popularity for his piously sentimental approach to his work. His work was displayed in the Paris Exhibition of 1878 and works can be seen in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the National Gallery in London and at the Hague. Strong demand for Jozef Israels work has been demonstrated by the sale price of $68,500 ($367.12/square inch) for “A Young Woman from Katwijk” lot # 83 at Sotheby’s New York on April 24th, 2009. At that sale price per square inch ($367.12) – this piece would have a sale price of $122,295|