Date 12 June 2016
On Monday 13 June we will continue the auction season with this exclusive sale of 78 lots, ranging from 16th century masters to early 20th century founders.
For example, in this auction you will find a beautiful grisaille by Gerard Hoet I. This work, depicting a Allegory of winter, is part of a series of paintings that Hoet made of the four seasons. Etchings based on this series were subsequently made by prominent printmaker Jan Broedelet, copies of which are in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, among others. This lot 5 is offered to you with a valuation of € 3,000 – 5,000.
The cover is decorated with the impressive work of Dutch master painter Jan Miense Molenaer. Lot 10, in large format oil on canvas, shows a Farmhouse interior with farm entertainment, which is registered with the RKD in The Hague and is part of his most important masterpieces. Molenaer belonged to the close-knit circle of artists around Van Ostade and was therefore closely associated with the Flemish painters Adriaen Brouwer and David Teniers. His works show the same deep browns and somewhat grotesque peasant figures in inn-like scenes. However, he excelled in an inimitable precise and smooth way of painting, using the typical Flemish color scheme. Molenaer's work is in numerous collections in Europe, but also in the United States. This museum painting is offered to you with an attractive valuation of € 30,000 – 50,000.
Among the trouvailles you will find lot 13, a Elegant company on horseback with a ruin in the background, by Gerrit Berckheyde. The hand of this master, trained by Frans Hals, is immediately recognizable by the prominently depicted Berckheyde-tree and the stately figures with the architectural ruins in the background. The painting on canvas by this distinguished artist, who is not only known at home but also abroad, is valued at € 6,000 – 8,000.
This auction also contains a large number of important landscape painters who represent Romanticism. Lot 22 and 23, for example, were written by Lodewijk Johannes Kleijn, a docile pupil of his teacher Andreas Schelfhout. That Kleijn had an excellent sense of composition and a natural ability to transform the landscape into an artistic achievement, he proves through both works. The large-format canvas, measuring approx. 55 x 74 cm, is one of his most outstanding ice scenes, which he painted in and around his hometown of The Hague. It imagined Ice view with koek-en-zopie tent and the city of Dordrecht in the offing is therefore specifically mentioned in the literature by Pieter A. Scheen. Valuation for lot 23 is € 8,000 -12,000.
In addition to his contemporaries Roosenboom, Spohler, Verveer, Nuijen and De Jongh, this catalog also pays attention to grandmaster Andreas Schelfhout himself. We offer you no less than two works in this auction, of which lot 38, an early and sought-after Moonlit landscape with impressive provenance. The ensuing fate, depicting Panoramic landscape with figures and cattle near Haarlem, belongs to the top of this artist's oeuvre and has therefore already enjoyed a lot of international interest in the past. This panel, exhibited in London in 1962, depicts the Ruins of Brederode (near Santpoort-South), where the once imposing Brederode Castle graced the horizon. This typically Dutch landscape shows Schelfhout's predilection for the Haarlem area, with which he inspired the many other painters of Dutch Romanticism. Valuation € 12,000 – 15,000.
Much more modern are the works of George Hendrik Breitner, who was one of the first to use not only his own sketches, but also photography as a starting point. As a naturalist he decided to depict reality; even the suffering was allowed to be shown. The lower class and the ruins or building sites were among his favorite subjects, thanks to which Breitner managed to capture actual city life at the turn of the century.
Lot 61 shows it so characteristic for him Workhorses on the construction site at rest. The back of this oil on panel, made around 1896, not only depicts one of his famous Taper, but also served as a palette for his creations in smooth brushstrokes with a powerful touch. Valuation € 4,000 – 6,000.
The extensive oil painting on canvas, lot 62, is titled After the Rain and concerns an impressionistic, but very accurate representation of the building site as seen from the Jan Pieter Heijenstraat in 1899. The photos taken by Breitner of this location are in the national archives and confirm the artist's ability to reproduce a realistic representation of his time . This painting, exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam in 1947, has a valuation of €8,000 – 12,000.
A completely different interpretation of the cityscape comes from Willem Gerard Hofker. Despite his fame as a highly regarded portraitist and Balinese artist, his great passion lay in capturing monumental canal views of Amsterdam. To be Amsterdam “Herengracht-500” is a wonderful example of this. Herengracht 500, built in 1667, was not only inhabited by mayors, counts, barons, marshals and consul-generals, but from the first half of the 19th century also by bankers and other financial institutions. This also applies to the currently well-known 'Zwitserleven', which asked Hofker to produce this work for their corporate collection. Valuation € 5,000 – 8,000.
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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