About the artist
David Bles was a 19th century painter who lived in The Hague. He is known for his portraits and genre paintings. He was a pupil of the painter Cornelis Kruseman and his nephew Jan Adam Kruseman. He stayed in Paris until 1843 after which he settled in The Hague. He was a Member of the Royal Academy in Amsterdam between 1845 and until his death in 1899.