Children of the Sea, Jozef Israëls, 1872

Children of the Sea, Jozef Israëls, 1872

oil on 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

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