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This 87+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
This piece was illustrated by Israels, Josef. There is no visible artist signature.
Josef Israels was a well-known Dutch painter of the 1800s, born in Groningen in 1824. He was born of Jewish parentage and destined to be a man of business. His love of art and drawing shone through, and attended a drawing class at the "Minerva" every day after school. His strong interest in art held firm, and eventually he was allowed by his father to choose a career in art. Considered a romanticist, he achieved art that was aesthetic to the eye. He also realistically portrayed humans from a sad, sympathetic point of view. This was somewhat frowned upon in his day. His art is said to "stir the soul."