Friday 29 December 2023

Isaac Israëls - part 8

Isaac Israëls was born in Amsterdam in 1865, the son of the painter Jozef Israëls. Early in his life, his family moved to The Hague. During his life as an artist Isaac exchanged ‘the grey' pallet of the Haagse school (the Hague school) for a more colourful and lively pallet.

Israels was associated with the Amsterdam Impressionism movement.

Between 1880 and 1882 he studied at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, where he met George Hendrik Breitner who was to become a lifelong friend.

He returned to Amsterdam where he was asked to join the Kring der Tachtigers (the group of Eighty). Cityscapes featuring Amsterdam and Parisian street life, fashionable ladies, the interiors of cafés and sewing workshops are amongst his most popular scenes. He is considered to be one of the most important Dutch impressionists.

Isaac Israëls died in 1934 in The Hague.

For a more in-depth biography see part 1, and for earlier works see parts 1 - 7 also.

This is part 8 of an 11-part series on the works of Isaac Israëls.

Note: The latter part of the works in this post are undated:

n.d. An elegant lady in a hat
oil on canvas 61 x 41 cm

n.d. An elegant lady in a park
watercolour on paper 51.0 x 36.0 cm

n.d. An elegant lady on a chair, Bois de Boulogne
oil on canvas 46.5 x 33.0 cm

n.d. An elegant lady reading in the Bois de Boulogne
pastel on paper 47 x 34 cm

n.d. An elegant lady
watercolour on paper 26.0 x 37.5 cm

n.d. An elegant lady with a straw hat
pencil on paper 42 x 26 cm

n.d. An elegant of a lady with a black hat
charcoal on paper 42 x 26 cm

n.d. An elegant woman in front of a mirror
watercolour on paper 45 x 35 cm

n.d. An evening stroll
charcoal and pastel on paper 54 x 28 cm

n.d. At the tailor
watercolour on paper 27.5 x 37 cm

n.d. At the sewing studio of Paquin, Paris
 pastel on paper 62 x 48 cm

n.d. At the Scala Theatre, The Hague
pencil and pastel on paper 30 x 22 cm

n.d. At the milliner: a fashion studio
chalk on paper 55 x 41.8 cm

n.d. At the Longchamp races, Paris
pastel and pencil on paper 30.5 x 40.0 cm

n.d. At the fair
watercolour on paper 44.5 x 61.0 cm

n.d. At the circus
watercolour on paper 24.5 x 33.5 cm

n.d. At the beach - portrait of Martha Salomon
oil on canvas 79.1 x 61.8 cm

n.d. Artists in front of the mirror in a theatre dressing room
print (lithograph?) on paper 65 x 50.1 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Artists on stage
watercolour on paper (size not given)
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. At the Trevi Fountain, Rome
watercolour on paper 46.5 x 38.5 cm

n.d. Audience in the Carre Theatre
charcoal on paper 41 x 56 cm

n.d. Balalaika player
watercolour on paper 51 x 35.7 cm

n.d. Balalaika players
chalk and watercolour on paper 55 x 35 cm

n.d. Balalaika players
oil on canvas 80 x 64 cm

n.d. Barrack yard in winter
oil on panel 27.8 x 16.5 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK

n.d. Beach scene, Italy
watercolour on paper 38.5 x 48.9 cm

n.d. Before the ceremony
watercolour on paper 51 x 40 cm

n.d. Before the mirror
chalk, watercolour and gouache on paper 53.5 x 36.5 cm

n.d. Before the performance at the Scala Theatre, The Hague
oil on canvas 79 x 65.5 cm

n.d. Bois de Boulogne, Paris
oil on canvas 39.9 x 65 cm

n.d. A boxer
watercolour on paper (size not given)

n.d. Boys at the pier, Scheveningen
oil on canvas 40 x 60.5 cm

n.d. Bridge over a canal. sunshine
oil? (details not found)

n.d. Bridge over the Herengracht in Amsterdam, near the Gasthuismolensteeg
chalk on paper (size not given)
 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Café Chantant
black chalk and pastel on paper 42 x 49 cm

n.d. Café scene
oil on canvas 40 x 50.2 cm

n.d. Carmencita
oil on canvas 91.5 x 72 cm

n.d. Characters on the beach
(oil on canvas?) 24 x 32 cm

n.d. Children in the Park 
watercolour on paper 34.5 x 50 cm

n.d. Children in the park
pastel on paper 35.6 x 51.4 cm

n.d. Children in the park
watercolour on paper 25.5 x 35.5 cm

n.d. Circus Artiste
chalk on paper 42.8 x 30.9 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Circus with elephants
print {lithograph?) 50.4 x 65.2 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Cockney girls, London
watercolour on paper 52.5 x 37.5 cm

n.d. Coffee with a biscuit
drypoint etching on paper 21.5 x 13.7 cm

n.d. College Days
oil on canvas (size not given)

n.d. Concert with guitar player
print (lithograph?) on paper 50.5 x 64.7 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

n.d. Contemplating
oil on panel 23 x 9.5 cm

n.d. Couple walking
mixed media on paper 26.7 x 18.2 cm

n.d. Court dancers
chalk and watercolour on paper 38 x 51 cm

n.d. Dance in the Kraton
watercolour on paper 35 x 48 cm

n.d. Dancer in pink veils
charcoal and pastel on paper 63 x 47.5 cm

n.d. Dancers on stage
oil on canvas 65.5 x 81 cm