439 - 19th Century Paintings & a collection of works by Old Masters

18 November 2013

We are proud to present you the catalog of our biannual auction of 19e Century Paintings & collection of works by Old Masters. The collection includes not only paintings, but also watercolors and drawings made in the 17e until early 20ste century.
 
The auction will start with a beautiful work on panel by Marc Baets, entitled 'Travellers on a path near a dilapidated castle'. The sky and the many figures in the painting are very characteristic of Baets's hand, which you can obtain with a valuation of € 2,500 – 3,500.
Lot 3 is by Jan Hendrik Verheijen and shows 'Wood gatherers and rural folk on a wooded hill'. Verheijen started out as an apprentice to a notary, but soon decided to exchange his education for a place in the studio of the carriage and jewelery painter Oste. He then focused on copying works from the cabinet of his professor Bleuland, after which he developed into painting cityscapes, portraits and, of course, landscapes. Verheijen is known for his very accurately worked out paintings, recognizable by the beautiful warm colours, as in this painting. Valuation € 3,500 – 4,500.  
 
Among the various animal paintings you will find lot 12, by Charles Émile Jacque. This French artist left cholera-ravaged Paris in 1849 to settle in Barbizon with Jean-François Millet (1814-1874). As one of the principal members of the Barbizon School, Jacque's predilection was for rustic and pastoral scenes, such as this 'Shepherds with her flock at the woods'. Valuation € 7,500 – 9,500.
 
In the catalog you will find no less than two paintings by Fredericus Jacobus van Rossum du Chattel. A favorite subject of his hand is the landscape around The Hague, the area where he grew up. He received his first painting lessons from his father, but later worked in the studio of the Hague impressionist Willem Maris. The clear influences of painters of the Hague School and his teacher Maris are clearly visible in lot 14, 'The farmer's path'. Valuation € 1,000 – 1,500.
Another favorite subject of his hand are the countless impressions of the Utrechtse Vecht and its surroundings, which caused critics to quickly give him the nickname 'Painter of the Vecht'. Lot 17 shows a 'Farmer's wife in her vlet in the evening light' and with the large format of 62 x 86 cm is attractively valued at € 2,500 – 3,500.
 
By Jozef Israëls you will find lot 19, a special work by his hand, depicting a 'Rabbi reading by the window'. Initially, the parents of Jozef Israëls had foreseen a future for their son as a rabbi. Coming from a well-to-do Jewish family, Israels was sent to a religious school at a young age where he learned Hebrew, was taught the Bible, and studied the Talmud. This Jewish upbringing had a strong influence on his intellectual and spiritual development, but it soon became apparent that his talent for drawing and painting took over: he took lessons at the Minerva Academy in Groningen and ended up in the studio of Jan Adam Kruseman in 1840 ( 1804-1862) in Amsterdam. Under his leadership, Israels worked during the day while attending evening classes at the State Academy of Art. Jozef Israels always continued to feel a great connection with Judaism and in his later years this was reflected in a series of works by Jewish clergy, such as the work offered here with a valuation of € 2,000 – 3,000.
 
Lot 25 is a beautiful large format painting by Mari ten Kate, entitled 'Volendam'. As the youngest of three brothers in a fairly wealthy family, he learned to paint at a very young age from brother Herman Frederik ten Kate. After his education he developed his own romantic style, characterized by children playing in the dunes, by the sea and on the ice. But the simple existence of farmers, fishermen and their children also inspired him. Their simplicity and alleged virtue are also strikingly depicted in this work. Valuation € 20,000 – 30,000.
 
The impressive canvas from 1907, lot 27, is by Willem Carel Nakken. This painter from The Hague devoted himself entirely to painting horses and was able to reproduce them superbly in his depictions of courtyards and farms. Despite the various secondary characters such as chickens and farmers, the horses also play the leading role in this work. Valuation € 8,000 – 12,000.
 
The Spuistraat in The Hague is one of Floris Arntzenius' favorite subjects. This artist is not only seen as the master of cityscapes in The Hague, but also as the important counterpart of the great Amsterdam impressionists Breitner and Israels. His The Hague, quieter than Amsterdam, invited him to paint intimate city scenes of a small size. In lot 29 (40.5 x 32 cm) the atmospheric mood is central, in which the rained street with the reflection of the surroundings and the misty weather makes his depiction of this street life a unique document of the time. Valuation € 8,000 – 12,000.
 
Lot 38, by Jacques Carabain, is of a completely different genre, entitled 'Business in a Dutch village on the coast'. Carabain is without a doubt one of the best Belgian painters of cityscapes in the 19th centurye century. His theme spans not only most of the old cities of Belgium and the Netherlands, but also picturesque cityscapes in Italy, Germany, France and Austria. Due to the diversity in his oeuvre, it is often difficult to determine the correct chronology of his works, except where dating is conclusive, such as the work presented here from 1851. Valuation € 3,000 – 5,000.
 
The 'Beach View' by Johannes Hermanus Barend Koekkoek from 1889 was chosen as the 'cover lot'. This painting comes from a magnificent private collection, where it has adorned the house since it was purchased in 1975 from Kunsthandel Tjerk Wiegersma. As the third son of marine painter Hermanus Koekkoek (1815-1882), 'Jan', like his brothers, was trained by his father. His father's influence is evident in the careful Romantic painting style and the fine detailing of his early sea and river views. Later, after moving in 1864 to Hilversum in Het Gooi, the cradle of the Laren school, he switched to a looser fingerboard. In a style influenced by the Hague School, he then specialized in painting beach views with barges, of which lot 52 is a very fine example. Valuation € 25,000 – 30,000.
 
Various portraits will also be offered in this auction, of which lot 64 has an extremely attractive 17e century example. The portrayed, Adriaen Banckert van Trappen de Jonge, descends from the well-known Zeeland sailor family that inhabited the De Trappen house on Lange Noordstraat in Middelburg. On January 17, 1674, Adriaen de Jonge married Cornelia Clau, the daughter of a well-known Zeeland family. Given the clothing of the person portrayed, the portrait most probably originated around the date of this 'good' wedding. Given the allure, but also the impressive provenance of the painting, the valuation of € 2,500 – 3,500 offers you a great opportunity!
 
Lot 69, described as 19 ., is extremely decorative and of exceptional qualitye century German School. The maker of this trompe l'oeil, annotated 'Düsseldorf 1871', is unfortunately unknown, but is reminiscent of American contemporaries. The painted business card unfortunately only bears the remains of the original signature, but the skill of these detailed hunting trophies and other attributes, in perfect composition with the glued-on poem in Gothic German, emphasizes that the painting offered here was made by a great master. Valuation € 8,000 – 12,000.
 
For lovers of Vanitas still lifes, we offer lot 77 by Johannes Fris. The painting, from an impressive collection, was on loan from the Dordrechts Museum for a long time. In this work too, Fris manages to remind the viewer by means of the various attributes that life is only timely and encourages you to focus on eternal life. Valuation € 9,000 – 12,000.
 
Lot 88 in pastel on paper by George Hendrik Breitner by a very fluent hand. This 'Peintre du peuple' preferred his models from the lower classes: workers, maids and residents of working-class neighbourhoods. After moving to Amsterdam in 1886, he captured city life in sketches, paintings and photographs. The 'Amsterdam maids' were therefore a popular subject. Valuation € 12,000 – 15,000.
 
Despite of a later date, the last lot by Anton Pieck is just as romantic and historical as the aforementioned works. His predilection for winter is recognizable in this almost humorous scene 'Anchor Inn' from 1935, which he executed on paper with a great sense of detail. Valuation € 3,000 – 4,000.
 

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1
Marc Baets
Travelers on a path near a ruined castle

Estimate € 2.500 - 3.500

Result -

2
Rutger Verburg
View of a beach with fishermen

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result € 1,200

3
Jan Hendrik Verheijen
Wood gatherers and folk on a wooded hill

Estimate € 3.500 - 4.500

Result € 3,800

4
Jan Evert Morel II
Countryfolk on a forest path

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 550

5
Jan Evert Morel II
Country folk in a hilly landscape

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 800

6
Johann Christian Brand
A chat while milking the cows

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.500

Result € 1,000

7
Attributed to Pieter Barbiers III
View of a farm

Estimate € 2.500 - 3.500

Result -

8
Hendrik Breedveld
Leaving the duck cage

Estimate € 1.000 - 2.000

Result € 1,000

9
Constant Artz
Family of ducks on the water's edge

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,000

10
Constant Artz
Mill situated on a river

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.500

Result -

11
Otto Grashey
Hase schlägt den Haken

Estimate € 600 - 1.000

Result € 850

12
Charles Émile Jacque
Shepherdess with her flock at the edge of the forest

Estimate € 7.500 - 9.500

Result € 5.787

13
Nicolaas Bastert
Fort moat in Nieuwersluis

Estimate € 1.500 - 2.000

Result -

14
Fredericus Jacobus van Rossum du Chattel
The country path

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

15
Willem Roelofs
forest landscape

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,100

16
Jacob Maris
The Forest

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

17
Fredericus Jacobus van Rossum du Chattel
Woman farmer in her flat-boat at dusk

Estimate € 2.500 - 3.500

Result € 2,400

18
Bernardus Johannes Blommers
The Threshers

Estimate € 7.000 - 9.000

Result -

19
Jozef Israëls
Rabbi reading by the window

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result € 5,000

20
Sal Meijer
The knitter

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result -

21
Pieter Alardus Haaxman
The love letter

Estimate € 800 - 1.200

Result € 1,900

22
Huib van Hove (Bz)
daily duties

Estimate € 1.000 - 1.500

Result € 1,000

23
Heinrich Martin Krabbé
The lullaby

Estimate € 1.200 - 1.500

Result -

24
Wouter Verschuur jr.
The feeding of the chickens in the stable

Estimate € 2.000 - 3.000

Result € 2,800

25
Mari ten Kate
Volendam

Estimate € 20.000 - 30.000

Result -

26
Ferdinand Carl Sierich
Activity at the fish stall

Estimate € 3.000 - 5.000

Result € 3,500

27
Willem Carel Nakken
Three horses in the stable

Estimate € 8.000 - 12.000

Result -

28
Johan Hendrik van Mastenbroek
View of Delfshaven, Rotterdam

Estimate € 3.000 - 4.000

Result -

29
Floris Arntzenius
The Spuistraat, The Hague

Estimate € 8.000 - 12.000

Result € 15,000

30
Attributed to Jacob Maris
A wharf on the river

Estimate € 5.000 - 7.000

Result -

31
Charles Leickert
Snow-covered street in Haarlem

Estimate € 25.000 - 35.000

Result € 26,000

32
Johannes Franciscus Spohler
a) Dutch cityscape in summer

Estimate € 6.000 - 8.000

Result € 8,000

33
Johannes Franciscus Spohler
Activity in the Amsterdam Jewish quarter

Estimate € 10.000 - 15.000

Result € 11,000

34
Jan Weissenbruch
Passers-by on the street

Estimate € 4.500 - 6.500

Result € 7,000

35
Jan Jacob Spohler
Summer river landscape

Estimate € 6.000 - 8.000

Result -

36
Maximiliaan Leonard Kitzinger
Idyllic river landscape

Estimate € 2.500 - 3.500

Result € 2,500