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    Sale 2801

    19th CenturyEuropean Art

    14 October 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 174

    Jozef Israels (Dutch, 1824-1911)

    Genoveva: a legendary beauty in the forest

    Price Realised  

    Jozef Israels (Dutch, 1824-1911)
    Genoveva: a legendary beauty in the forest
    signed 'Israels.' (lower right)
    oil on panel
    41 x 53 cm.
    Painted circa 1851-1852.


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    In his unpublished notes C. Vosmaer wrote about the present lot as follows: 'Zeer mooi, romp goed getekend en met smaak, goud en rozig van kleur, met goud blond haar, komt rijk (...) sappig groen uit; dat rechts geheel behandeld is als in Rembr: Susanne. Het geheel is op deze geinspireerd: sappig, rijk van toon: mooi'. Vosmaer also made a pencil drawing similar to the present composition (see: C. Vosmaer, Onze Hedendaagse Schilders, 1881).

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    Provenance

    Mr J.L. Muyser, 1869.
    Anonymous sale, The Hague, 1869 (sold for f. 200).
    F. Baron Aylva van Pallandt.
    Anonymous sale, Christie's, Amsterdam, 21 April 1993, lot 241a, where acquired by the present owner.


    Literature

    A. Plasschaert, Jozef Israels; korte eenvoudig gehouden biografie en karakteriseering, Amsterdam 1923, p. 17.
    Dieuwertje Dekkers, Jozef Israëls; 1824-1911, Zwolle 1999, cat. no. 7a, p. 130, as: Genoveva (dated circa 1852).


    Exhibited

    Amsterdam, Tentoonstelling van Levende Meesters, 1852, cat.no. 219, as: Genoveva (sold for f. 250).