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Joseph Blesartist • painterDen Haag 1825-1875

biography of Joseph Bles

Joseph Bles was a pupil of The Hague painter Salomon Verveer. He continued in the tradition of his mentor by painting sunny cityscapes and Scheveningen beach scenes with boats and fishermen, sometimes with convivial groups of people as staffage. Due to the highly narrative and often humorous content of his work, he was sometimes compared to genre painters like D. Bles and A.H. Bakker Korff, whose paintings often provided a sharp and funny comment of their age.


previously for salepaintings by Bles J.


Joseph Bles | A Dutch fishing village in stormy weather, oil on panel, 15.9 x 22.0 cm, signed l.l.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

A Dutch fishing village in stormy weather

Joseph Bles | A coastal view of Scheveningen, oil on panel, 20.6 x 26.3 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

A coastal view of Scheveningen

Joseph Bles | A fair on the Grote Markt in The Hague with the St. Jacobskerk in the distance, oil on panel, 83.1 x 118.0 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

A fair on the Grote Markt in The Hague with the St. Jacobskerk in the distance

Joseph Bles | A river landscape, oil on panel, 13.8 x 20.7 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

A river landscape

Joseph Bles | A river landscape, oil on panel, 13.8 x 20.8 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

A river landscape

Joseph Bles | A river landscape with elegant figures on a path, oil on panel, 25.4 x 34.9 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

A river landscape with elegant figures on a path

Joseph Bles | A sunny town view, oil on panel, 25.5 x 34.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '48

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

A sunny town view, 1848

Joseph Bles | A view of the Kalhuis, Scheveningen, oil on panel, 21.8 x 26.4 cm, signed l.l.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

A view of the Kalhuis, Scheveningen

Joseph Bles | At the antique shop, oil on panel, 27.8 x 25.0 cm, signed l.l.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

At the antique shop

Joseph Bles | At the pharmacist, oil on panel, 28.8 x 23.0 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

At the pharmacist

Joseph Bles | Beachview, oil on panel, 19.2 x 26.0 cm, signed l.c.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

Beachview

Joseph Bles | Daily activities on the beach of Scheveningen, oil on panel, 20.0 x 25.5 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

Daily activities on the beach of Scheveningen

Joseph Bles | Dutch village view with maids, oil on panel, 27.0 x 38.5 cm, signed l.l.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

Dutch village view with maids

Joseph Bles | Elegant figures strolling along a waterway, oil on panel, 37.1 x 49.7 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

Elegant figures strolling along a waterway

Joseph Bles | Figures along a Dutch canal, oil on panel, 20.7 x 26.1 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

Figures along a Dutch canal

Joseph Bles | Figures along the Trekvliet, The Hague, oil on panel, 36.5 x 52.4 cm

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

Figures along the Trekvliet, The Hague

Joseph Bles | Figures on the beach, oil on panel, 20.5 x 26.0 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

Figures on the beach

Joseph Bles | Fisherfolk in a village, oil on panel, 19.2 x 26.4 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

Fisherfolk in a village

Joseph Bles | Fishing boats and fishermen on the beach of Schevingen, oil on panel, 14.2 x 17.6 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

Fishing boats and fishermen on the beach of Schevingen

Joseph Bles | Market day, oil on panel, 16.5 x 19.8 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

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Market day

Joseph Bles | On the beach of Scheveningen, oil on panel, 14.2 x 17.6 cm, signed l.l.

Joseph Bles

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On the beach of Scheveningen

Joseph Bles | Orphanage, oil on panel, 17.9 x 13.9 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

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Orphanage

Joseph Bles | Shipping in a city canal, oil on panel, 27.0 x 38.5 cm, signed l.l.

Joseph Bles

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Shipping in a city canal

Joseph Bles | The Grenadierspoort, Binnenhof, The Hague, oil on panel, 24.5 x 18.4 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

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The Grenadierspoort, Binnenhof, The Hague

Joseph Bles | The quay of Antwerpen, oil on panel, 44.1 x 56.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated 18.4 (1854?)

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

The quay of Antwerpen, 1854

Joseph Bles | To move the household goods, oil on panel, 25.2 x 20.1 cm, signed l.c. on the sledge and dated '55

Joseph Bles

painting • previously for sale

To move the household goods, 1855


for salepaintings by Bles J.


Joseph Bles | A Dutch street with greengrocer's stall, oil on panel, 25.3 x 20.0 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

painting • for sale

A Dutch street with greengrocer's stall

Joseph Bles | A magician by a village tavern, oil on panel, 20.6 x 26.2 cm, signed l.r.

Joseph Bles

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A magician by a village tavern

Joseph Bles | A vegetable and flower market in a Dutch town, oil on panel, 45.3 x 58.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated '51

Joseph Bles

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A vegetable and flower market in a Dutch town, 1851

Joseph Bles | Sun and rain on a church square, oil on panel, 51.9 x 67.9 cm, signed l.l.

Joseph Bles

painting • for sale

Sun and rain on a church square


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