Fate was not kind to Trubus Soedarsono. He was born into a poor family and grew into an important revolutionary painter, whose artistic development came about during the Japanese occupation. The nationalist with a strong social humanitarian streak painted a portrait of his mother, sensitive and sorrowful, with the red-white pin of the nationalist movement on her kebaya as a subtle detail.
In May 1811, now 210 years ago, 69 notaries from The Hague met to draw up new rules for the auctioning of movable and immovable property. This was one of the requirements which Napoleon Bonaparte imposed on the Kingdom of Holland when he incorporated the country into the French empire. The meeting which led to the establishment of the Venduehuis der Notarissen in The Hague, became an almost pan-European event: French legislation applied to Dutch auctioneering and all of this in a chic, the Hague establishment that bore the name "The Parliament of England".
Following up on our successful Post-War & Contemporary Auction from October, we are offering in our online only auction ‘Modern & Contemporary Art, from 21 to 31 January 2021, the second part of the art collection of law firm Boekel De Nerée. Large- scale paintings from Elizabeth de Vaal, Rob Verf, Jan van der Pol, and John Loker together with small- scale works by Jan Smejkal, Dave Meijer, Gabriëlle van de Laak and Maarten Ploeg to name just a few, indicate the spectrum of this collection. Also included are prints by amongst others Carel Visser, Bas Meerman and Armando as well as 3-dimensional objects van Viktor IV and Jan van der Veer.
Read an exclusive article by AD about the painting The coronation ceremony of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands by Indonesian Painter Raden Basoeki Abdullah (1915-1993) going under the hammer on November 18 in our Indonesian Art Sale. Click here to read the full article.
At the fashion exhibition that can be visited the whole weekend (at a safe distance from each other) in the Venduehuis, you’ll come across designs from various well-known and less well-known fashion designers such as Peter George d’Angelino Tap, Michelangelo Winklaar, Frank Govers and Yamuna Forzani. Part of the clothing comes from the Art Museum The Hague.
First of all, you must be registered with the Venduehuis. You can fill in a registration form on our website. To participate in the auction, you must be logged in on our website. At the top of the screen you will see: SIGN IN. You click on log in, enter your email address and your password and click on log in once more.
We are extremely pleased to inform you about the success of our online auction ‘Charge! Cavalry Sabre Sale. International sabres in Dutch service 1807-1840’ on June 22nd. All 553 sabres, 33 lances, and 52 wooden army chests were sold. Some of these historical weapons were in service during the Battle of Waterloo on June 18th ,1815. In technical terms, we call this a ‘white-glove sale’. We would like to thank all those who contributed to this fantastic result.
We are now inviting consignments for our upcoming spring auctions on 12–15 May. We are seeking high quality works from Old Master Paintings, 19th Century & Early Modern Art, Silver, Jewellery & Watches, Furniture & Decorative Art and Books & Prints.
On the 1st of August, our former colleague Rob Guldenaar passed away at the age of 84.
Are you curious about the value of your art? Find out more during our free valuation day! On 26 August 2022, you are welcome at art expert Frans Leidelmeijer, where he and our expert Chris Vellinga will be ready to provide a free, confidential valuation. They will also be able to advise you on the possibility of consignment for our upcoming auctions.
Dutch radio & TV channel Omroep West has started a new TV series called 'Bij ons in 't Centrum' (In Our City Centre). Remarkable, surprising, historic, and 'hidden' streets, buildings and squares are put in the spotlight. Special locations that you might easily overlook. The series starts in the Hofkwartier in The Hague, with a lot of attention for the Venduehuis.
We have come to the end of our Summer Auctions of 2022! With more than 1.400 lots up for auction – nearly 70% of which was sold - and more than 1,8 million in sales, we look back on a wonderful week.