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David Bles artwork • painting • previously for sale Playing with the dog

Bles D.J.  | David Joseph Bles, Playing with the dog, oil on panel 37.0 x 44.0 cm, signed c.l. and dated '55

David Bles

Playing with the dog
oil on panel 37.0 x 44.0 cm, signed c.l. and dated '55

This painting was previously for sale.

Provenance: coll. Baron Van Brienen, Den Haag, 1858; part. bezit Engeland.
Literature: S.J. van den Bosch, ‘Verscheidenheid en overeenstemming', Aurora, 1858, pag. 123, met gravure naar het schilderij

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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