Isaac Lazarus Israels
"Ezeltje rijden langs het strand"
ISAAC LAZARUS ISRAELS
Amsterdam 1865-1934 The Hague
DONKEY RIDING ON THE BEACH
Oil on canvas
45 x 60 cm.
Signed: lower right ‘Isaac Israels’
Provenance: Private collection, Laren; Kunsthandel Kupperman; Sotheby’s, Amsterdam 26-04-1999, no. 318.
Isaac Israels probably is the most famous Dutch impressionist. In the beginning, the city life fascinated him. Together with G.H. Breitner he searched the town for contemporary motifs: street scenes, cafes, theatres. In the nineties, bright coloured beaches (Scheveningen) came to existence and after 1900 the fashion houses became his most important source of inspiration. In 1923, after ten years in Paris and London, Israels returned to The Hague where he often worked backstage in the Scala theater.