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David Bles artwork • painting • previously for sale An elegant lady reading

Bles D.J.  | David Joseph Bles, An elegant lady reading, oil on panel 12.5 x 16.5 cm, signed l.l.

David Bles

An elegant lady reading
oil on panel 12.5 x 16.5 cm, signed l.l.

This painting was previously for sale.

David Bles was born in The Hague as the son of the merchant Joseph Bles. His talent took him to the drawing academy, after which he was taught by Cornelis Kruseman. The painter was very successful in his time with his portraits and well-typed genre pieces, which he often provided with 18th-century furnishings. In a cheerful and humorous way, he pointed out the small flaws of his fellow man, usually belonging to the upper class. Bles lived and worked in The Hague most of his life. In addition to painting, he also drew, watercolored, etched and lithographed.

David Bles | The Rendez-vous, ink and watercolour on paper, 18.0 x 12.8 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1856

David Bles

watercolour • drawing • for sale

The Rendez-vous

David Bles | The Spitz Dog, oil on panel, 37.0 x 43.9 cm, signed l.l. and dated '55

David Bles

painting • for sale

The Spitz Dog

David Bles | The suitor, oil on panel, 25.1 x 18.5 cm, signed l.r.

David Bles

painting • for sale

The suitor

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