Isaac Lazarus Israels
"Zelfportret met model in atelier"
Amsterdam 1865-1934 The Hague
Oil on canvas
76,5 x 58,5 cm.
Signed: lower right
Provenance: Private collection, The Netherlands; Collection Bas Galis, Groningen.
Literature: Isaac Israels 1865-1934, de schilder, een eeuw na zijn geboorte, Laren 1965, p. 94.
Exhibited: Panorama Mesdag, 2012-06-02 - 2012-09-23; This exhibition Isaac Israels took place in different museums of The Hague (Haags Historisch Museum; Panorama Mesdag; Muzee Scheveningen; Haags Gemeentearchief; Louis Couperus Museum); Singer Museum (Laren), 1965-07-03 - 1965-09-12 (touring exhibition); Rijks Museum Twente (Enschede) Rijksmuseum Twenthe; 1965-09-18 - 1965-10-17.
Isaac Israels (1865-1934) 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 theatre.