492 - 19th Century Paintings & a collection of works by Old Masters
Sale: Monday 26 June 2017, 2 p.m.
Viewing: Friday 23 - Sunday 25 June, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We proudly present you the catalogue of our upcoming auction, encompassing 135 lots that represent the various styles from the period of the 17th century up to the early 20th century. You will come across the most well-known names, but also find some splendid works by ‘petits maîtres’.
At the start of the auction the eye is drawn to lot 2, four pen and wash drawings by Jacob de Wit. These allegories, justice, summer, autumn and morning are being offered with a valuation of € 1.000 - 3.000.
From a private collection is lot 11, a true showpiece by Jean Daniël Steven. The young woman is depicted with outstanding details such as the rendering of the fabric and objects that exude luxury, valuation € 3.000 - 5.000. Also from this collection is lot 13, Street artists and onlookers on a courtyard with the Nieuwe Kerk in The Hague in the background, a captivating street scene by Pieter Daniel van den Burgh, which is offered for € 4.000 - 6.000.
Lot 16 is another cityscape, Multitude of figures on the Nieuwe Markt in Rotterdam, painted by Jacob Akkersdijk. This lively work is dated 1861 and shows the former Prinsenkerk in the background, valued at € 4.000 - 6.000.
Special attention is given to Johannes Bosboom, who gained worldwide acclaim for his impressive church interiors. In this auction four of his works are offered, each demonstrating his specialised painting skills. The fourth painting is an early work, which he made in 1835 during his study trip together with Salomon Leonardus Verveer to the German Rhine provinces. This view of Koblenz, Gezicht te Koblenz, is being offered with a valuation of € 3.000 - 5.000.
Also impressive is lot 25, the Portrait of an oriental man by Eugène Verboeckhoven. The painting shows resemblance to the portrait he painted in 1848 of a dignitary, possibly Ibrahim Pacha. This lot has a valuation of € 3.000 - 5.000.
This auction also lists various works with animal subjects. Celebrated names such as Raaphorst, Dijsselhof, Artz and Eerelman are represented, just as Henriette Ronner-Knip. The panel, lot 33, depicting Mother cat with her three kittens is being offered with a friendly valuation of € 2.500 - 3.000.
Horses have always been a favourite theme in the arts. Examples hereof are lot 42, Resting horses and dog on a bank of the Scheldt, an oil painting by Joseph Moerenhout valued at € 7.000 - 9.000, and the top lot 43, The grooming of the horses by Wouterus Verschuur. A fine work and iconic of Verschuur’s oeuvre. Valuation € 40.000 - 60.000.
Romanticism is extensively represented by resounding Dutch names. Painted by Andreas Schelfhout is a Winter landscape with skaters and a koek-en-zopie stand. Schelfhout gained international fame with his winter landscapes, of which lot 54 is a fine example. His work was already much sought-after by contemporary collectors and international royalty, reaching as far as Russia. Valuation € 12.000 - 15.000.
Amongst the winter landscapes are also three works by Charles Leickert, whose Skaters on a frozen river is more than worthwhile due to its liveliness and treatment of light. This lot 56 is valued at € 7.000 - 9.000.
Amongst the extensive selection of seascapes are a 17th century panel by Jacob Adriaensz. Bellevois, works by Abraham Hulk I and a canvas by Gerhard Arij Ludvig ‘Morgenstjerne’ Munthe, whose ‘bomschuiten’ are instantly recognizable, as seen with lot 66. Dated 1902, the work is painted with earnest subtlety, yet the interaction between the restless sky and sea retain one’s attention. Valuation € 4.000 - 6.000.
The special collection of cityscapes illustrate a number of works by Petrus Gerardus Vertin, Jan Weissenbruch and Cornelis Springer. Highlights are the masterly paintings by Klinkenberg, all from private collections. His Canal in Venice, lot 75, and The Steigergracht in Rotterdam, lot 77, are both fine examples of Klinkenberg’s virtuosity and are offered here for respectively € 8.000 - 12.000 and € 15.000 - 20.000.
By the hand of Johan Hendrik Mastenbroek are four works, including the museum-worthy lot 97, Broek in Waterland tijdens de overstrooming in 1916. This painting was exhibited at the Van Mastenbroek exhibition in 2005 at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and will be offered with a valuation of € 10.000 - 15.000.
A renowned name, but rarely offered at auction, is William Henry Singer. This American patron of the arts, collector and painter lived with his wife for a long period in the Gooi, where they formed the core collection of the current museum Singer Laren. By his hand is June morning, a Norwegian mountain landscape dating from 1936 and painted in light hues of green and blue. Despite the rarity of his work the valuation for this lot 103 is a reasonable € 1.500 - 2.500.
One of the many eye catchers of this sale is the work ’t Blauwbörgje by Johan Dijkstra. As one of the youngest artists on offer he is represented by lot 107, a spectacular landscape with a low sun executed in bright green. This work is valued at € 10.000 - 15.000.
Amateurs of flower still lifes are directed to lots 112-117 in which still lifes of various periods are listed, with names such as Gaspar Verbruggen II and Margaretha Roosenboom. By Isaac Israels is the beautiful work Carnations, painted in deep red colours. This lot 117 is offered with a valuation of € 5.000 - 10.000. Also by the hand of Israels is lot 120, a most luminous work which he painted in Viareggio, Italy. The women on the beach are painted in short brush strokes and bright colours, and offered with a most attractive valuation of € 30.000 - 50.000. To stay in a sunny mood we proceed to lot 123, Ladies on the beach by Willem Vaarzon Morel. This cover lot was acquired directly from the studio of the artist and has never been on the market before. Valuation € 12.000 - 15.000.
The next lot on offer is George Hendrik Breitner’s La plage (des chevaux à lávant plan). This panel is from a prominent private collection and has been exhibited a number of times. This lot 124 has an accessible valuation of € 6.000 - 8.000.
The auction will be concluded by a very whitty work by Jan Sluijters. Antics at the office covers the depicted scene well, and possibly, or hopefully, anyone has been in a similar situation. Lot 135 holds a valuation of € 600 - 1.000. A cheerful note to conclude with!
The abovementioned is only a small selection of the vast assemblage offered. We therefore invite you to browse the online catalogue here and hope to welcome you in our saleroom soon!
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Any restorations or defects of the lots on offer are not listed in the catalogue. If you would like to receive more information on the condition of a lot, we request you contact us for a condition report.