74. Isaac Israels
(Amsterdam 1865 – The Hague 1934)
Nurse (Nurse) (circa 1919)
Oil on canvas, 60.5 x 50.8 cm
– Auction Christie's Amsterdam, April 15, 2008, lot 112
– Auction Hampel, Munich, 30 June and 1 July 2011, lot 880
– Private collection, The Netherlands
Registered with the RKD under the abovementioned description and ill. no. 1000310508.
Israels probably painted this work during his stay in the Zuidwalziekenhuis in The Hague in 1919. The portrayed nurse could well be Letty Gestman, on whom Israels had a certain crush.