Jozef Israëls

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Jozef Israëls (1824-1911) was born into a Dutch Jewish family. At the age of eleven he started painting and drawing lessons at Groningen’s Akademie Minerva. In 1842, he went to Amsterdam to study under painters Jan Adam Kruseman and Jan Willem Pieneman. He later visited Paris, where he perfected his academic style of painting. He subsequently visited Germany, studying the German Romantic artists.

Despite his training, Israëls did not devote his career to painting historical scenes. While recuperating from an illness at the Dutch fishing village of Zandvoort, he was appalled by the tragic lot of the fishermen and their families. His sober, restrained paintings depicting life in the fishing village earned him international fame. Critics compared his impasto brushwork, his warm colours and his use of chiaroscuro with the work of Rembrandt. Israëls taught numerous pupils, among them his son Isaac.

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Children of the Sea

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This charming scene contains a message. The children of a fisherman, with their tattered rags and paltry toys, offer us a glimpse of their future. The eldest boy carries the weight of the family on his shoulders, and the little boat stands for the rigours of life at sea. Jozef Israëls first painted this subject in 1863. It became enormously popular and...
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Jewish Wedding

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1903, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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Old fisherwoman

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c. 1850-1911, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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The Sand Bargeman

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In 1871 Jozef Israëls moved into a modern villa on the Koninginnegracht in The Hague. From his sitting room, he could see the fishermen, sand bargemen and seaside visitors travelling by canal to and from Scheveningen. Here the sand bargeman is transporting sand from the levelled dunes to the new districts of The Hague. But he also personifies the...
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Two girls holding a basket

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Jozef Israëls enjoyed an enormous reputation at home and abroad. His favourite subject was life at sea and on and around the beach, and he relished the dramatic in his paintings, tugging at the heartstrings with such subjects as anxious mothers waiting on the shore for their sons as a storm rages at sea. This work, in contrast, is an airy impromptu. The...
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