453 - 19th Century Paintings & a collection of works by Old Masters

24 November 2014

The catalog of this auction is now available and can also be viewed online. Since the paintings, watercolors and drawings were made in the 17th to early 20th century, the offer is very diverse and paints a nice picture of the various art movements through time.

 

The auction will start with two portraits by Jan Maurits Quinkhard, depicting 'Jan Cornelisz. Backer' and his wife 'Anna Catharina ten Grootenhuys'. This Dutch painter, but also an art dealer, is seen as the best-known portrait painter in Amsterdam from 1730 to 1760. His portraits are characterized by the striking hand gestures, which quickly earned him national fame. The portraits offered here are well-known pieces, not only because of the people portrayed, but also because two comparable pendants are part of the collection of the Amsterdam Museum (inv.no. SB2553). Valuation € 1,500 – 2,500.

 

The cover lot, lot 7, is a beautiful genre piece on panel by Christoffel Jacobsz. van der Laemen and depicts an 'Elegant company at the Tric Trac game'. The work is very typical of this master specialized in groups of ladies and gentlemen in conversation or enjoying music in an interior. This interior is decorated with two paintings, of which the right one most likely depicts a work by Simon de Vlieger. Valuation € 4,000 – 6,000.

 

Lot 14, 15 and 16 are by Balthasar Paul Ommeganck: a painter from the South of the Netherlands, known during neoclassicism for his paintings of animal depictions. Ommeganck brought about a groundbreaking innovation within his genre: he broke with the habit of setting up his subjects in an Italianate fantasy landscape and chose his immediate surroundings. With a special provenance in the direct family of the artist, these three are very attractively priced.

 

A name that cannot be missed in an auction if it is represented with two lots, of which lot 27 immediately catches the eye. 'Return at Nightfall' by Louis Apol is a magnificent large-format painting measuring over a meter wide. This work depicts the landscape of the Veluwezoom with its typical light and atmosphere, for which this artist is so famous, but also clearly shows the influence of his romantic teacher Andreas Schelfhout. Valuation € 8,000 – 12,000.

 

This catalog contains no fewer than three works, lots 31 – 33, by Willem Maris, all belonging to the pinnacle of his oeuvre. The impressionistic depiction, with bright colors and a loose touch, of cows in meadows located on a ditch were highly valued during his life. That the artist painted in the open air was groundbreaking for that time, certainly in the Netherlands. Valuation € 4,000 – 6,000 / € 3,000 – 5,000.

 

Lot 38 is by the 'painter of the carefree life' Johannes Evert Akkeringa. This cheerful Dutch scene, entitled 'Behind the house', comes from a beautiful private collection and took part in the exhibition devoted to this artist in 2005. Valuation € 6,000 – 10,000.

 

Lot 67, a circus scene by Kees Maks, is extremely frivolous. The Fratellini depicted here were captured several times by Maks and were among his most beloved subjects. The three brothers are also clearly recognizable in this small painting: François as an elegant clown with a white face, Albert the stupid clown with large floppy shoes and the robust Paul with a top hat. This painting, once purchased from art dealership ML de Boer, is offered to you with a valuation of € 2,000 – 3,000.

 

In this auction you will also find two works by Isaac Israels. Lot 69 shows you 'De Prinsengracht near the Westerkerk' in black chalk on paper and despite the smooth sketch lines, the location and the era are immediately clear to you. Valuation € 1,500 – 2,500. Lot 74, on the other hand, is a painting, depicting 'View of Bern situated on the river Aare'. When the First World War broke out in 1914, Israels was forced to work 'inside' in his then studio in Paris, so he decided to alternate his stay in the French capital with a number of visits to neutral Switzerland. Around 1915, Israels was working in Bern, where he made several beautiful cityscapes 'en plein air', including the work offered here. Valuation € 6,000 – 10,000.

 

For lovers of seascapes, we offer various works with the famous Dutch 'bomschuit' as subject. Lot 81 shows 'Fishing vessels in a turbulent sea' by Hendrik Willem Mesdag in watercolor on paper and was purchased at an auction in 1980. With a valuation of € 1,500 – 2,500, this is also an extremely attractive purchase.

 

 

Of course, the above is just a selection from the entire range. We therefore invite you to the online catalog here .

 

We hope to welcome you in our saleroom soon!

 

If you are unable to attend the auction, we will inform you here please check the other options for participating in the auction.

 

Any defects or restorations of the offered lots are not described. If you would like more information about the condition of an object, please contact us or request a condition report.

 

You will find an explanation of all types of bidding at this page

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1. Jan Maurits Quinkhard
a) Portrait of Jan Cornelisz. Backer (1662–1748)

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.500

Hammer amount € 3.000

2. Follower of Michiel van Mierevelt
Portrait of a man dressed in a black silk coat with ruff and gold chain

Taxation € 700 - € 900

Hammer amount € 700

3. Franz von Defregger
Calvary

Taxation € 700 - € 900

Hammer amount € 700

4. Anthonie Palamedesz.
In the guard room

Taxation € 3.000 - € 5.000

Hammer amount € 2.800

5. Aert Schouman
Portrait of Pieter Melvill van Carnbee

Taxation € 1.200 - € 1.800

Hammer amount € 2.600

6. Dutch School
Portrait of an officer in armor with white lace jabot and long brown curling hair

Taxation € 2.000 - € 3.000

7. Christoffel Jacobsz. van der Laemen
Elegant company at a Tric-Trac game

Taxation € 4.000 - € 6.000

Hammer amount € 5.000

8. Follower of Pieter Wouwerman
Activity in the military camp

Taxation € 1.000 - € 2.000

Hammer amount € 2.600

9. Circle of Jacob de Wet I
Moses strikes water from the rock

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.500

10. Dutch School
A chat with the huntsman

Taxation € 800 - € 1.200

Hammer amount € 620

11. Attributed to Pieter de Grebber
The laborer of Gibea offering hospitality to the Levite and his concubine (Book of Judges 19:15-20)

Taxation € 3.000 - € 5.000

Hammer amount € 2.500

12. Herman Saftleven & Cornelis Saftleven
Wide mountainous landscape with cattle, a milkmaid and a boy in the foreground

Taxation € 7.000 - € 9.000

Hammer amount € 12.000

13. Monogrammist C.V.M.
The loading of the cattle in the harbour

Taxation € 3.000 - € 5.000

Hammer amount € 2.800

14. Balthasar Paul Ommeganck
Cow with two ewes and a lamb under a tree

Taxation € 700 - € 900

Hammer amount € 950

15. Balthasar Paul Ommeganck
Ewes and a lamb by a pool

Taxation € 1.200 - € 1.800

Hammer amount € 1.400

16. Balthasar Paul Ommeganck
Resting shepherd with cattle in a wide landscape

Taxation € 1.500 - € 2.500

Hammer amount € 1.400

17. Herman Henry op der Heijde
Homeward bound

Taxation € 1.000 - € 2.000

18. Anthonie Jacobus van Wijngaerdt
Cows in a Dutch landscape

Taxation € 2.000 - € 3.000

Hammer amount € 2.400

19. Hendrik Savrij
Resting cows by the pool

Taxation € 1.000 - € 2.000

Hammer amount € 950

20. Charles Dankmeijer
The Zaan district, Holland

Taxation € 700 - € 900

Hammer amount € 650

21. Jan Bogaerts
Farm

Taxation € 700 - € 900

Hammer amount € 1.200

22. Vasili Dmitrievich Polenov
dacha

Taxation € 2.000 - € 3.000

Hammer amount € 22.000

23. Jan Bogaerts
The view

Taxation € 700 - € 900

Hammer amount € 600

24. Jacob Cremer
Waiting for the catch

Taxation € 1.800 - € 2.400

Hammer amount € 1.800