This charming scene contains a message. The children of a fisherman, with their tattered rags and paltry toys, offer us a glimpse of their future. The
eldest boy carries the weight of the family on his shoulders, and the little boat stands for the rigours of life at sea. Jozef Israëls first painted this
subject in 1863. It became enormously popular and the artist subsequently repeated it often. Produced on a stretched canvas expertly crafted in-house
in the UK with the latest technology and skilled craftsmen. This specialised process creates a unique and high quality picture that captures all the colour,
craquelure, texture and character of an original painting.