What does dreaming about this cabaret, her next performance perhaps? She is, after all, been raised by her dresser in her green gown. Around her neck a fitting necklace, called a collier de chien, ears a golden earring. The hair is carefully raised, with a rose stuck in it, the mantle falls loosely around her.
The face is painted with a lot of patience, made-up eyes, a hint of lipstick on her lips and a gleam on her nose. She is leaning against a high curb. Behind her a che an announcement of a boxing match. In the distance the left is a figure.
Isaac Israels has painted this painting carefully. He had the time, that much is clear. To arrive at such a painting he consulted his many sketchbooks. Always a sketchbook and pencils in hand. There is so much to see on the streets, in Cabanac rets or park. Sometimes the color written on the sketches. Easy to work out later in the studio for example, this beautiful painting.
The art critic Telegraph about the painter Isaac Israels: The unusual, absolutely onburgerlijke, cosmopolitan ... [...]. He threw the paint on the canvas at the same time - thanks to a quicksilver Check telligentie, which was given to him by Jew's house - the onderw- erp which he saw as a photographer, formulating into a whole ...
Collection of art dealer G. J. Nieuwenhu- IZEN Segaar, The Hague
NRC Handelsblad, January 27, 1961, showing
De Telegraaf, February 5, 1961, showing