ISAAC ISRAELS (DUTCH, 1865-1934)
signed ‘Isaac Israels’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
255⁄8 x 153⁄4 in. (65 x 40 cm.)
Painted circa 1930.
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
with Kunsthandel E.E. Huisman, The Hague, by 1932.
with Kunsthandel W.M. Stam, The Hague.
Dr. H.P. Bremmer, The Hague, inv. no. 1-I-7
Thence by descent to the present owner.
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Beeldende Kunst, Jaargang 19, May 1932, no. 44, as ‘staand meisje’.
PROPERTY OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE H.P. BREMMER
H.P. Bremmer (1871-1956) was one of the most influential figures in the Dutch art world during the first half of the twentieth century, which is reflected in many Dutch public and private collections and in his own collection. Through his unconvential approach, lectures about art-appreciation and numerous publications, he succeeded in winning a large audience for modern art. Not only was he able to arise enthusiasm among his audience for art, but he also stimulated them to start collecting themselves. His most successful pupil in this field was, without a doubt, Mrs. Hélène Kröller-Müller. In 1909, under Bremmer’s guidance, she bought her first three paintings by Van Gogh. Their alliance resulted in one of the largest private Dutch collections of modern art, which now forms the core of the Kröller-Müller museum in Otterlo, with circa 245 paintings and drawings by Vincent Van Gogh.
The inventory numbers in this catalogue refer to the cardsystem that was used by H.P. Bremmer.