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Floris Arntzenius (1864-1925) was born in Soerabaya on the island of Java. He is well-known for his views of The Hague and was a master in the depiction of busy shopping streets in rain or mist. The present lot is the perfect example of Arntzenius’s oeuvre as it depicts the busy shopping street of Wagenstraat in The Hague. Employing an extremely spontaneous style, Arntzenius captured the representatives of various walks of life: ladies taking a stroll or the butcher’s assistant. 



Estimate: €40.000-€60.000
12 May 2020, Venduehuis The Hague

                                                                                                                                                                                           


Matthijs Maris’ (1839-1917) Bridal Veil is one of the few paintings on which Maris continued to work in the final ten years of his life in London. Eager to achieve the desired dream-like effect, Maris went over his work again and again by applying - as here perhaps - oils and chalks which gave the work its granular effect. The present lot, in which a veiled bride is depicted exemplifies the artist's unique ability of capturing the intangible: a fusion of form and spirit. By avoiding sharp contours and portraying the bride by means of thin gleaming layers of grey and lilac, The bridal veil is shrouded in mystery. 



Estimate: €40.000-€60.000
12 May 2020, Venduehuis The Hague

                                                                                                                                                             


Jan Sluijters (1881-1957) was a prolific painter. The nude was during the second part of Sluijters’s career a constantly important, an almost dominating subject in his oeuvre. As a colourist, he gladly used colourful and coloured people as models for his paintings. During his career, he often invited coloured men and women to pose for him in his studio.


 

Estimate: €20.000-€30.000
12 May 2020, Venduehuis The Hague

                                                                                                                                                             

Bartholomeus van Bassen (1590-1652) specialized in painting monumental church and room interiors but was also a successful architect. He was employed by Frederick V and Prince Frederick Henry, and received various other significant commissions in The Hague and the city of Arnhem, including the town hall. His architectural paintings, however, reflect a more subtle combination of fantasy and reality, often portraying what Walter Leidtke described as 'the realistic imaginary church'.



Estimate: €25.000-€35.000
12 May 2020, Venduehuis The Hague


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