Isaac Israels artwork • painting • previously for sale The café Scala, The Hague
Amsterdam 1865-1934 Den Haag
The café Scala, The Hague
oil on canvas 65.0 x 58.0 cm, signed l.r. and painted between 1927-1934
This painting was previously for sale.
Isaac Israels, together with George Hendrik Breitner, was the leading representative of the group of Amsterdam Impressionists. He painted fragments of city life he captured in the capital’s shopping streets, coffee houses and café-chantants, where busy urban living was played out. In a few apt charcoal lines or quick, spontaneous brushstrokes, with subtle colour accents, he captured everything he saw. Israels also painted beach scenes at Scheveningen and was an adept portrait artist. In 1903 he settled in Paris for several years.