Isaac Lazarus Israels
"Fabric girl, Amsterdam ca. 1893"
Amsterdam 1865-1934 Den Haag
FACTORY GIRL ON A CANAL
Pastel on paper
57 x 41 cm.
Signed: lower right ‘Isaac Israels’
Provenance: Collection D.A. Hoogendijk, Amsterdam.
Exhibited: ‘Isaac Israels. Hollands Impressionist’, Rotterdam (Kunsthal) 1999-2000, cat.no. 70 (ill.); ‘Isaac Israels’, Amsterdam (Stedelijk Museum), Den Haag (Haags Gemeentemuseum) and Eindhoven (Van Abbemuseum) 1959, cat.no. 60.
Isaac Israels depicted the city of Amsterdam during his time there (1887-1905 and 1918) in multiple drawings, watercolors, pastels and paintings. They reflect the life in Amsterdam during the fin de siècle, in showing daily life, crowded streets, playing children, workers, dancing’s, theatres and cafés. A remarkable part of his oeuvre is formed by servants and factory girls, which Israels portrayed in a direct, impressionist manner.