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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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Jules Hervé | Enfants fenêtré, oil on canvas, 27.4 x 22.4 cm, signed l.r. and on the reverse

Jules Hervé

painting • for sale

Enfants fenêtré

Jules Hervé | Jeux d'Enfants, oil on canvas, 22.0 x 27.1 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse

Jules Hervé

painting • for sale

Jeux d'Enfants

Albert Roelofs | Woman in an interior, oil on panel, 17.8 x 13.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1914

Albert Roelofs

painting • for sale

Woman in an interior

Mari ten Kate | The young art lover, oil on panel, 14.9 x 21.8 cm, signed l.r. and with initials on the drawing folder

Mari ten Kate

painting • for sale

The young art lover

Jan Jakob Schenkel | Church interior, oil on panel, 34.2 x 27.7 cm, signed l.r.

Jan Jakob Schenkel

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Church interior

Andries Scheerboom | Soldiers drinking and playing card games, oil on canvas, 43.7 x 54.1 cm, signed l.r. and without frame

Andries Scheerboom

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Soldiers drinking and playing card games

Jozef Israëls | Having breakfast, pencil and watercolour on paper, 20.3 x 14.7 cm, signed l.r.

Jozef Israëls

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Having breakfast

Leo Gestel | A woman and man in a café, pencil, pen, ink and watercolour on paper, 30.7 x 22.5 cm, signed l.l. with monogram

Leo Gestel

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A woman and man in a café

Bernard Blommers | Together at te table, oil on canvas, 55.6 x 73.7 cm, signed l.r.

Bernard Blommers

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Together at te table

Kees Verwey | Godfried and Pietsie Bomans with their daughter at the table, chalk and watercolour on paper, 24.0 x 30.5 cm, signed l.r. and painted ca. 1971

Kees Verwey

watercolour • drawing • for sale

Godfried and Pietsie Bomans with their daughter at the table

Bramine Hubrecht | In the high chair, watercolour on paper laid down on board, 35.0 x 30.0 cm, signed l.r. with monogram

Bramine Hubrecht

watercolour • drawing • for sale

In the high chair

Jan Jakob Schenkel | Interior of the St. Bavo Church, Haarlem, oil on panel, 59.9 x 46.1 cm, signed l.r.

Jan Jakob Schenkel

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Interior of the St. Bavo Church, Haarlem

David Bles | At the notary, oil on panel, 17.7 x 19.8 cm, signed l.r.

David Bles

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At the notary

Kees Boendermaker | Still life with a copper pot and stove, oil on canvas, 83.4 x 67.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '41

Kees Boendermaker

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Still life with a copper pot and stove

Albert Franke | An exciting game of chess, oil on panel, 40.1 x 29.6 cm, signed l.l.

Albert Franke

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An exciting game of chess

Hendrik Steenwijk | Conservatory, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 29.9 x 36.8 cm, signed l.l.

Hendrik Steenwijk

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Conservatory

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

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

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

Adriaan de la Rivière

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Woman in green dress

Robert Gemmell Hutchison | A Volendam mother and child, oil on canvas, 40.7 x 30.5 cm, signed l.r.

Robert Gemmell Hutchison

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A Volendam mother and child

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

Willem Steelink 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

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Daydreaming

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

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

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

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


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