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An interior says something about the taste of the person who lives there. One person chooses a design recommended by the interior designer, another collects objects with care so that the interior can be seen as an extension of himself. Paintings with the interior in the lead are therefore interesting: they not only say something about the painter's taste and what type of interior he preferred, but they often also provide insight into the interior trends of his time.

The art of the everyday
The interior as a genre originated in the 16th century, when painters such as Pieter Bruegel the Elder let go of religious themes and took daily life as the subject of art. In his 1567/1568 peasant wedding, he paid a lot of attention to the austere barn, where the young couple's wedding dinner takes place. In the 17th century, the interior is increasingly used as the main theme for a painting. Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch and Johannes Vermeer, artists whose work is now displayed in the Rijksmuseum's Gallery of Honor, painted lavishly decorated salons, intimate vistas, working maids and messy households.

Protestant splendor
When in 19th century painting a "revival" of the art that spawned the Golden Age takes place, the interiors will not be left out either. Church interiors are popular - especially those of Protestant churches, after William I officially recognized the Reformed Church as a state church in 1816. And in the 17th century a church interior was mainly a perspective study (Saenredam), in Romanticism and early Impressionism experience is more central. Schenkel and Bosboom paint the golden light, the buzz during a worship service and the silence of some believers who visit the church space.

Warmth and cosiness
After 1880, the Dutch peasant interior became popular. Jozef Israëls is one of the first masters in painting the moody scenes, in which the interior of peasant and fishing families was depicted with love. Warm ocher colors and shades of blue pay tribute to cosiness and homeliness. Little is noticeable of the poverty that families had to contend with. The genre is in great demand and paintings by Neuhuys, Kever, De Hoog and Pieters are given the name "de Larense School". The interior continues to intrigue and is a rewarding subject for art to this day. Café scenes, candlelight shows, dance floors, chess paintings, stable interiors; anyone who wants to provide their own interior with a painted copy will certainly find something beautiful here and online.

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Jozef Israëls | At the cooking pot, oil on canvas, 43.4 x 53.3 cm, signed l.l.

Jozef Israëls

painting • for sale

At the cooking pot

Louis Abel-Truchet | Le soir au café, oil on canvas, 48.5 x 29.4 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1905

Louis Abel-Truchet

painting • for sale

Le soir au café, ca. 1905

Geer van Velde | Femme dans un intérieur, pen, ink and watercolour on paper, 27.2 x 21.0 cm, signed l.r. with initials and painted ca. 1940-1942

Geer van Velde

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Femme dans un intérieur, ca. 1940-1942

Harrie Kuijten | House on the lake, oil on canvas, 50.0 x 60.0 cm, signed l.l. and painted ca. 1948

Harrie Kuijten

painting • for sale

House on the lake, ca. 1948

Adriaan de la Rivière | Woman in green dress, oil on canvas, 40.3 x 28.3 cm, signed l.l.

Adriaan de la Rivière

painting • for sale

Woman in green dress

Willem Steeling sr. | The art buyers, washed ink and watercolour on paper, 26.0 x 20.0 cm, signed on the reverse

Willem Steeling sr.

watercolour • drawing • for sale

The art buyers

Bernard Blommers | Daydreaming, oil on panel, 24.2 x 19.2 cm, signed l.l.

Bernard Blommers

painting • for sale

Daydreaming

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Grote Kerk in Alkmaar, watercolour on paper, 12.1 x 18.2 cm, signed l.r.

Johannes Bosboom

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Interior of the Grote Kerk in Alkmaar

Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff | Reading the letter, pencil, pen and ink on paper, 11.0 x 8.8 cm, signed c.l.. with monogram

Alexander Hugo Bakker Korff

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Reading the letter

Carel Jozeph Grips | Playtime, oil on panel, 44.7 x 34.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '73

Carel Jozeph Grips

painting • for sale

Playtime, 1873

Thomas Teekes Oostenga | Homecoming from the hunt, oil on panel, 33.5 x 43.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1854

Thomas Teekes Oostenga

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Homecoming from the hunt, 1854

Gerhard Janssen | In the cafe, gouache on board, 74.4 x 36.5 cm, painted ca. 1887-1888

Gerhard Janssen

watercolour • drawing • for sale

In the cafe

Arthur Kampf | At the choir, oil on canvas, 31.9 x 30.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1880

Arthur Kampf

painting • for sale

At the choir, 1880

Johannes Bosboom | Interior of the Onze Lieve Vrouwe church in Bruges, oil on panel, 67.9 x 51.8 cm, signed l.r.

Johannes Bosboom

painting • for sale

Interior of the Onze Lieve Vrouwe church in Bruges

Henri Fantin-Latour | La coiffeuse, oil on canvas, 27.0 x 21.2 cm, signed u.l.

Henri Fantin-Latour

painting • for sale

La coiffeuse

Eugène Fichel | A break at the inn, oil on panel, 22.0 x 15.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1884

Eugène Fichel

painting • for sale

A break at the inn

Eugène Fichel | The fiddler, oil on panel, 22.0 x 15.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1884

Eugène Fichel

painting • for sale

The fiddler

Johannes Bosboom | Church interior, oil on panel, 12.0 x 9.1 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Johannes Bosboom

painting • for sale

Church interior

August Le Gras | Three dwarf pinchers in a green chair, oil on canvas, 81.2 x 65.5 cm, signed c.r. and dated 1888

August Le Gras

painting • for sale

Three dwarf pinchers in a green chair, 1888

Rien Goené | Café in Paris, oil on canvas, 45.3 x 40.2 cm, signed l.r. with initials and painted in 1957

Rien Goené

painting • for sale

Café in Paris

Jan Baptist Tetar van Elven | A church interior with figures, oil on panel, 36.8 x 29.7 cm, signed l.l. with initials and out full on the reverse

Jan Baptist Tetar van Elven

painting • for sale

A church interior with figures

Johannes Bosboom | The choir of St. Martin's in Emmerich, watercolour on paper, 55.6 x 41.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1859

Johannes Bosboom

watercolour • drawing • for sale

The choir of St. Martin's in Emmerich, 1859

Jan Braet von Uberfeldt | Courtship, watercolour on paper, 24.5 x 23.6 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Jan Braet von Uberfeldt

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Courtship

Herbert Fiedler | A man and a woman in a bar, gouache on paper laid down on board, 64.8 x 39.7 cm, signed l.r.

Herbert Fiedler

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A man and a woman in a bar

Christian Stöcklin | Church interior with figures, oil on panel, 27.5 x 30.9 cm, signed l.c.

Christian Stöcklin

painting • for sale

Church interior with figures

Gillis Haanen | Remembring history, oil on panel, 21.7 x 16.6 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Gillis Haanen

painting • for sale

Remembring history

Jan de Jong | Bible reading, oil on canvas, 60.2 x 80.3 cm, signed l.r.

Jan de Jong

painting • for sale

Bible reading

Bernard Blommers | By the fireplace, watercolour on paper, 35.6 x 50.0 cm, signed l.r.

Bernard Blommers

watercolour • drawing • for sale

By the fireplace


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