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Isaac Israels

On the beach

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Estimate:

70,000 to - 100,000 GBP

Property from a Dutch Private Collection

Isaac Israels

Isaac Israels

On the beach

On the beach

Estimate:

70,000 to - 100,000 GBP

Lot sold:

88,200

GBP

Property from a Dutch Private Collection

Isaac Israels

Dutch

1865 - 1934

On the beach


signed ISAAC / ISRAELS lower right

oil on canvas

Unframed: 65.5 by 40.5cm., 25¾ by 16in.

Framed: 89.5 by 64cm., 35½ by 25in.

The canvas has not been lined and is providing a strong and stable support to the paint surface. The work is in excellent condition, ready to hang, with no evidence of retouching or restoration under ultra-violet light.


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Pieter Reinardus Hoorweg, Utrecht (by 1958); thence by descent

Isaac Israels was a regular visitor to the beach resort of Scheveningen, a small town near the Hague, often spending the summer months of his youth there with his father. Guests included Edouard Manet and Max Liebermann, with the beach being the perfect location for the artist to explore the changing light of sun and sea. Like his father Jozef, Isaac was more interested in people than landscapes and interiors, and by the 1890s, the artist increasingly painted en plein air.

The present work likely depicts Sophie de Vries, a close friend whom the artist painted several times.  His depictions of well-to-do ladies painted in an impressionistic style using a light palette and radiant colour encapsulate the turn-of-the century Zeitgeist, finding echoes in the work of Spaniard Joaquín Sorolla, Dane Peder Severin Krøyer, and German Max Liebermann. All of these artists were united by their choice of subjects, working methods and their interest in and preoccupation with the effects of light.