Woman before ‘Sunflowers’ by Van Gogh, by Isaac Israels



Woman before ‘Sunflowers’ by Van Gogh, by Isaac Israels – c.1917-1918 (Homage to Vincent van Gogh)
Method: Oil on Canvas
Size: 70cm x 55cm (27.6in x 21.7in)
Location: Currently at Museum de Fundatie, Heino, Netherlands
I’ve only heard of Isaac Israels through the sound of wind and really not know much about him.

Nevertheless, his expertise in portrait painting was widely acclaimed.


Isaac knew Johanna van Gogh-Bonger (Theo’s wife) whom he received the Sunflowers painting on extensive loan.


Countless artists paid homage to Vincent; including Gauguin, Peter Russell, Toulouse-Laurtec and the number grows even larger today. But this one stand out to me for some reason.


Well-over hundreds of Vincent van Gogh reproductions were witnessed running the Instagram Account. I’m looking forward to the day when I gather them and finally open that exhibition featuring the best of reproductions in the New York City
The Sunflowers painting in the background resembles one of the repetitions executed in January, 1889 in Arles. And is believed to be the one currently at the Vangogh Museum, Amsterdam (Vincent van Gogh Foundation).
The Hague School – The Hague School was a group of artist as a community. One of the leading members was Jozef Israels who had a refined mastery in somber colors (The Hague School was often referred to as ‘the Gray School’ due to its opaqueness).


Jozef Israels was father to Isaac Israels, and had considerable influence on Vincent van Gogh’s early notion of art.


Vincent’s cousin by marriage: Anton Mauve was also a figure of influence in the community.

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