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 .
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