On Monday 12 November we organize an important auction of 19th Century Paintings & Works by Old Masters. This auction contains paintings made between the 17th and 20th centuries and thus provides a nice overview of the development of painting and drawing over the centuries.
We will start with some high quality painted landscapes. For example, we offer you 'Shepherd resting with his cattle' by the Haarlem artist Willem Romeyn (lot 3). In this painting you will recognize the beautiful color shades that Romeyn is loved for and with a valuation of € 2,500 – 4,500 it is an extremely attractive purchase.
The depiction 'Race of the Wheel' of lot 5 is attributed to Palamedes Palemedesz. This Dutch painter, born in London, mainly focused on painting battles, as shown here (value € 1,500 – 2,500).
Coming from a special collection from Germany, we offer you a 'Wooded landscape with figures at a farm' by Pieter van Asch (lot 6). This work of almost one meter wide has a valuation of € 2,000 – 3,000. By the romanticist Johann Bernard Klombeck, lot 12 shows two pendants, depicting a summer and winter view, with a valuation of € 12,000 – 18,000.
Romanticism is further represented by Andreas Schelfhout, of which lot 13 depicts a 'Farmer with a donkey on the heath path' in the magnificent perspective for which this artist is so appreciated. The latter work comes from an important private collection and is now available on the open market for the first time at an auction valuation of €4,000 – 6,000.
Lot 18, 'Charmante sortant sa chienne en forêt hivernale' by Félix Jansé, is of a looser touch and later date. Despite the fact that little is known about the life of this French artist, his works are part of various international collections. With its impressive size of approx. 150 x 100 cm, the work offered here has an attractive valuation of € 2,500 – 4,500.
Lot 19 has the same international allure; 'Portrait of an elegant young woman' by Leo Gestel. Despite the fact that the fire in his studio in 1929 destroyed many works, this elegant work on paper has been preserved (estimate € 2,000 – 3,000).
Lot 20 is a large-sized painting by Nicolaas van der Waay. Despite the title 'Bad-tempered', the subject is extremely sweet. The work shows a mother with child at the doorway and was exhibited in the Pulchri Studio in The Hague in 1912. This work also graced the Wereldkroniek of the same year. Valuation for this special piece € 6,000 – 8,000.
The catalog of this auction also contains a large number of works on paper. A watercolor by Maurycy Minkowski (lot 21) is very fitting for the surroundings of the auction house, located in a listed former synagogue. The depicted Jewish Remembrance Prayer shows five women in beautiful dress, all with serene eyes in their eyes; very recognizable for the hand of this artist. Hit work was part of the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1926 – 1927 and has an estimated auction value of € 3,000 – 5,000.
You will find 'The Vegetable Market' by Isaac Israels in watercolor and pencil. This is most likely a busy market in Bern or Friborg in Switzerland, places the artist visited in May/June 1915. Valuation for this lot 30 is € 2,000 – 3,000.
For cavalry enthusiasts, we would like to point out lot 31; 'Maneuvers at Waalsdorp' by Jan Hoynck van Papendrecht. When you look at this watercolor you will understand why the artist is known for his military depictions and figures. Because of his specific knowledge and his care in depicting military subjects, his works are considered a historical source. The valuation of this spectacular piece is € 1,500 – 2,500.
Animals were also a favorite subject for artists in the 19th century. This auction does not only contain depicted horses, cows, dogs and cats, but you will also find work by two important duck painters. The first painting, lot 38, is by Constant Artz and shows a very extensive 'Duck family along the waterfront' (value € 1,200 – 1,800).
The other work was made by Willem Maris, the youngest of the three painting Maris brothers. In this painting, too, with his loose brushstrokes and light effects, he is reminiscent of the work of the French artist Camille Corot. This lot 40 of the impressionist of the Hague School is valued at € 1,800 – 2,400.
His brother Jacob Maris painted lot 53 'Moored bomb barge on the beach'; an impressive work, in which the skill of this painter is clearly visible. Not only do you imagine yourself on the beach when you see the moving sky and reflections in the water, but you can also easily imagine the time when this art-historical object was created. The estimate of this painting is € 10,000 – 15,000.
The work mentioned above is one of many seascapes offered for auction. The lot 67, attributed to Willem van de Velde I, depicting 'Ships in a turbulent sea' is special. This pen painting, with signature in the driftwood, has a valuation of € 3,000 – 5,000 and could therefore provide a big surprise in this auction.
From the hand of his son, Willem van de Velde II, we offer you lot 66 'View of the English Fleet'. This drawing in black chalk and brush in gray gives a very detailed representation of the rigging of the ships and has an estimated value of €800 – 1,200.
A beautiful image of the time is evoked by artist Bartholomew Maton, with the work 'Maid in the cellar falls asleep by a wine barrel, is caught by her master', lot 76. Despite the soiled top layer, the strong light effect, which Maton is known for , still clearly visible. If you become the lucky new owner of this painting, a restoration, during which the painting is cleaned, will brighten the candlelight. The fact that the painting has always been a popular work by him is apparent from its splendid provenance and its inclusion in the Museum Bredius catalog from 1991. The valuation for this work is € 15,000 – 20,000.
This auction also contains various portraits, made in the past three centuries. Remarkable is lot 84, attributed to Willem Cornelisz. Duyster, with a valuation of € 8,000 – 12,000. In our opinion, the distinguished 59-year-old gentleman depicted here is one of the most impressive portraits by this famous painter. Duyster specialized in displaying clothing and other textiles; the black satin suit and the white lace collar have a tactile appearance.
This auction offers you the opportunity to decorate your walls with flower and fruit still lifes. Lot 85 is a major work by Jean Baptiste Morel and depicts a sumptuous flower arrangement in an amphora vase on a plinth. This Flemish painter specialized in making paintings of vases with flowers. Because of his skill, he was summoned by the Court of Brussels to decorate the palaces. He subsequently received many distinguished orders. The graceful loose touch makes the early 18th century painting an almost modern work of art. The valuation of this lot is € 6,000 – 8,000.
Lot 86, the 'Still life with fruits and nuts on a plinth' from 1830, attributed to Adriana Haanen is extremely interesting. Since Haanen only started exhibiting paintings in 1841, this is the earliest known work by her. This painting is conservatively priced at € 2,000 – 3,000.
The saying 'Last, but not least' certainly applies to the last work in this auction, lot 89. The former ceiling of Oudezijds Voorburgwal 132 consists of a wooden frame decorated with gilded ornaments and contains five paintings on canvas. The center piece shows 'Flora' and is surrounded by four corner pieces, which depict the four seasons. The unsigned paintings are recognizable as being by Jacob de Wit or by an artist from his vicinity. De Wit became famous for painting ceiling, door and chimney pieces, which he made for the canal houses in Amsterdam. The entire object, described as Jacob de Wit's surroundings, has a valuation of € 10,000 – 20,000.
We hope to welcome you on viewing days and auction!