Children of the Sea, Jozef Israëls, 1872

Children of the Sea, Jozef Israëls, 1872

canvas, h 48.5cm × w 93.5cm. More details

This charming scene contains a message. The children of a fisherman, with their tattered rags and paltry toys, offer us a glimpse of their future. The eldest boy carries the weight of the family on his shoulders, and the little boat stands for the rigours of life at sea. Jozef Israëls first painted this subject in 1863. It became enormously popular and the artist subsequently repeated it often.

On display in room 1.18 Jozef Israëls

Collections with this work


Mary Williamson added this work to Portraits

March 26 2015 - 48 works

Heimen Kooy added this work to Mooi

March 25 2015 - 11 works

Lilian van Tjonger added this work to Haagse School

March 25 2015 - 23 works

Make your own creations with this work