506 - Old Masters to Modernists
Sale: Monday 26 November 2018, 2 p.m.
Viewing: Friday 23 - Sunday 25 November, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We proudly present you the catalogue of our upcoming sale, featuring works from Old Master Paintings to Indonesian Modernists.
The oldest consists of two painted pinewood panels originating from the 16th century depicting Saint Sebastian and Saint Gregory the Great, unmistakably identifiable by their attributes and exceptional due to their polychromy. Estimate for lot 2 €4.000 – 6.000.
Impressive is the large format canvas attributes to Antonie Leemans (1630/1631-1671/1673), displaying A huntsman with his dogs and equipment. Not only the stylized dog-heads, but also the depicted game bag and hunting horn are characteristic for his oeuvre. The estimate for lot 10 € 5.000 – 8.000.
By the hand of Hans Bollongier (1598/1602-1672/1675), one of the most important masters of this auction, is the Bouquet on a stone pedestal. In this painting he demonstrates his ability to represent nature, reflected in the artistic quality of the flowers and caterpillar. Estimate for lot 14 €12.000 – 18.000. Of similar refinement is the Portrait of a gentleman by Nicolaes Maes (1634-1693), which can be dated around 1675. The person depicted is most probably the important zoologist and botanist Frederik Ruysch (1638-1731), who has posed for Maes before. Estimate for lot 16 €4.000 – 6.000.
A variety of landscape paintings are also included in this auction, whereof two by Cornelis Lieste (1817-1861). Lot 29, Sunlit landscape, has always impressed many, given the extensive list of exhibitions and literature references. In this panoramic landscape Lieste has opted for a very intense palette of colours, resulting in a magical daylight effect. Estimate €10.000 – 20.000.
A comparable romantic landscape is by the hand of Frederik Marinus Kruseman (1816-1882) and included as lot 34. Born in Haarlem, into a family known for its famous painters, Kruseman was taught by the important romantic landscape painters Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (1803-1862). Koekkoek taught Kruseman how to paint dreamy summer landscapes. In the 1850's and 60's, when Kruseman reached the peak of his career he painted this work, which in many ways surpasses the beloved quality of his teacher Koekkoek.
Furthermore, various urban landscapes are presented in this catalogue, of which two under lot number 62 by Adrianus Eversen (1818-1897) stand out. Villagers by a savings bank and A view of a town with figures on a square both originate from 1853 and complement each other in terms of artistic composition and colour palette. Estimate for both artworks combined is € 15.000 – 25.000.
Of later date are the various paintings of nudes, amongst which Seated nude with stole by Jan Sluijters (1881-1957) is included as lot 103. The attractive model is just scantily dressed and portrayed with brisk brushstrokes in bright colours, distinctive for Sluijters’ oeuvre. Estimate € 40.000 – 60.000.
A special section in this catalogue is dedicated to Isaac Israels (1865-1934) and comprises no fewer than six paintings as well as a pastel drawing by his hand. This collection is clearly shows the versatility of this favoured artist, due to many varying subjects ranging from a self-portrait, a nude, an interior, telephone operators, a military soldier to a fashion mannequin. Nonetheless, the absolute showpiece is nonetheless the Javanese princess, whom he portrayed during his stay in Indonesia and definitely depicts one of the most beautiful princesses. Estimate for this cover lot 117 is € 100.000 – 150.000.
The auction will conclude with a selection of Indonesian and Balinese artworks of amongst others Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968), Willem van der Does (1889-1966), Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978), Arie Smit (1916-2016) and Hendra Gunawan (1918-1983). Of the latter a rare painting from the early 1940’s is included, representing the Village life with many figures in a landscape This artwork was acquired directly from the artist by family of the present owner and has an estimate of € 20.000 – 30.000.
The abovementioned is only a small selection of the vast assemblage offered. We therefore invite you to browse the online catalogue here and hope to welcome you in our saleroom soon!
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Any restorations or defects of the lots on offer are not listed in the catalogue. If you would like to receive more information on the condition of a lot, we request you contact us for a condition report.