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Jozef Israels
(Groningen 1824 – The Hague 1911)
Biblical literature (circa 1895)
Signed lr
Oil on panel, 31.9 x 17.5 cm
Provenance:
– Collection Wirtz, the Netherlands
– Auction Mak, Dordrecht, 10 February 1917, lot 12
– Auction A. Mak, Amsterdam, November 5, 1918, lot 49
– Art Gallery LJ Kruger, The Hague
– Collection Wagner-De Wit, The Hague (inv. no. 125)
NB:
The A. Mak, Amsterdam auction catalog dating from 1918 lists the work as: Biblical literature. An old man seated in his armchair, deeply concentrated on his reading matter. His head resting on his right hand. while his left is holding the pages of the book. Another source describes the painting as Type of the Old People.

Estimate
€ 2.500 - 3.500
Result
€ 5.000