XL poster | Children of the Sea | 50x70cm
|Decoration||Children of the Sea, Jozef Israëls, 1872|
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This charming scene contains a message. The fishermen's children with their shabby clothes and meager toys give us an idea of their future. The oldest boy carries the burden of the family on his shoulders and the boat represents the hard life at sea. Jozef Israëls first painted this theme in 1863. It was hugely popular at the time, and Israëls repeated it many times.