Anonymous sale, Sotheby Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 29 October 1984, lot 162;
Kunsthandel Van Voorst van Beest, The Hague, 1985;
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner
The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, Isaac Israels in Den Haag, 2 June - 23 September 2012
Anna Wagner, Isaac Israels, Venlo, 1985, no. 104, p. 88 (illustrated).
Pieter van Voorst van Beest, Isaac Israels: The Sunny World of a Hague Cosmopolitan, The Hague, 1991, p. 18 (illustrated)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Hague, The Netherlands
Isaac Israels was born in 1865 into an Orthodox Jewish family in Amsterdam. In 1871 the family moved to The Hague, where his father Jozef Israels (1824-1911) was already a well-respected painter. There were always many artists and art lovers in the house of the Israels family. Max Liebermann (1847-1935) for example, was a close friend of the family. Israels also showed a remarkable tale . . .