Joseph Bles artwork • painting • previously for sale A vegetable and flower market in a Dutch town
Den Haag 1825-1875
A vegetable and flower market in a Dutch town
oil on panel 45.3 x 58.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated '51
This painting was previously for sale.
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 life in their time.