Old master paintings

Sybrant van Beest

The Hague Vegetable Market in Winter

The Hague 1610 - 1674 Amsterdam Painted circa 1650

Sybrand van Beest

‘Vrouwe Wereld’ : Allegory of Transience

The Hague / Amsterdam 1610 - 1674

Daniël de Blieck

Interior of a Church

Middelburg 1600/1620- 1673 Middelburg

Faustino Bocchi

Glorious Entry of an Army of Dwarfs carrying Loot

Brescia 1659 - 1742

Jean-Francois van Bredael I

Hunters resting beside a Fountain

Antwerp 1683 or 1686 - 1750

Anonymous artist, after Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Fat Kitchen

Jan Jansz. Buesem

Peasant Tavern

Amsterdam c. 1600 - after 1649

Abraham van Calraet

Horse in a Landscape

Cornelis Dusart

The Fish Saleswoman

Haarlem 1660 - 1704

Pieter Duyfhuysen

Peasant Inn

Rotterdam 1608 - 1677 Rotterdam

Leendert Maertensz. van Haestar

A Cannon near a Guard Post

Haastrech? / The Hague c. 1610/15 - 1675

Dirck Hals

Interior with Figures Smoking and Playing tric trac

Haarlem 1591 - 1656

Egbert van Heemskerck

Tavern Scene

Haarlem 1634 - 1704 London

Nicolaes van Helt Stocade

King Tarquin and the Sibyl of Cumae

Nijmegen 1614 - 1669 Amsterdam

Jan Joseph Horemans II

The Cunning Maid or the Outwitted Guardian

Antwerp 1714 - after 1790

Jan Joseph Horemans I

Musical Company

Lambert Jacobsz.

St. Paul and the Soothsayer of Philippi

Amsterdam / Leeuwarden 1598 – 1636

Adriaan de Lelie

Returning from the Market

Tilburg / Amsterdam 1755 - 1820

Jan Miense Molenaer

Twelfth Night

Haarlem c. 1610 - 1668

Jan Miense Molenaer

Peasant Wedding

Haarlem c. 1610 - 1668

Frans van Mieris II

The Fish Saleswoman

Leiden 1689 - 1763

Willem van Mieris

Diana resting in a landscape

Leiden 1662 - 1747

Hieronymus van der Mij

Fish Sellers in The Hague

Leiden 1687 - 1761

Louis de Moni

La petite tricherie

Breda / Leiden 1698 - 1771

Jan van Neck

Putti and Satyr with a Goat

Naarden 1635 - 1714 Amsterdam

Gillis van Tilborgh

Elegant Company

Brussels c. 1625 - 1678

Jacob Toorenvliet

A Young Lady and a Fishseller

Leiden / Oegstgeest 1640 - 1719

Jacob Toorenvliet

Banquet in the Open Air

Leiden 1640 - 1719

Arie de Vois

Woman Drinking

Urecht / Leiden c. 1632 - 1680

Johannes Voorhout

The repudiation of Hagar

Uithoorn / Amsterdam 1647 - 1723

Jan van Vucht

Interior of a Palace

Rotterdam c. 1603 - 1637

Jan van Vucht

Church Interior

Rotterdam c. 1603 - 1637

Jan Weenix

Still Life with a Hare

Amsterdam 1640/41 – 1719

Adriaen van der Werff and workshop

The Flute Playing Shepherd

Kralingen / Rotterdam 1659 - 1722

Sybrant van Beest

The Hague Vegetable Market in Winter

The Hague 1610 - 1674 Amsterdam Painted circa 1650

Panel, 63 x 104 cm

Sybrand van Beest

‘Vrouwe Wereld’ : Allegory of Transience

The Hague / Amsterdam 1610 - 1674

Panel, 42 x 70.5 cm
Signed: .. Beest (lower right)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Daniël de Blieck

Interior of a Church

Middelburg 1600/1620- 1673 Middelburg

Panel, 80 x 65.5 cm
Signed: D.BLIECK – 1670 (bottom left)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Faustino Bocchi

Glorious Entry of an Army of Dwarfs carrying Loot

Brescia 1659 - 1742

Canvas, 74 x 97 cm
Signed: Faustino Bocchi (lower right)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jean-Francois van Bredael I

Hunters resting beside a Fountain

Antwerp 1683 or 1686 - 1750

Panel, 37 x 40.8 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Anonymous artist, after Pieter Bruegel the Elder

The Fat Kitchen

Canvas, 95 x 145 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan Jansz. Buesem

Peasant Tavern

Amsterdam c. 1600 - after 1649

Panel, 37.5 x 28.7 cm
Painted circa 1630
Signed: IB (upper right)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Abraham van Calraet

Horse in a Landscape

c. 1690
Remains of signature (bottom left)
Panel, 48.2 x 59 cm
Weldon Collection, Baltimore

The horse shown in this picture is the same animal as the dark horse which appears in our painting. The two horses are identical in every detail. This provides an additional argument to attribute both works to Van Calraet. For the background, Van Calraet took his inspiration from the Italian landscapes of Aelbert Cuyp.

Cornelis Dusart

The Fish Saleswoman

Haarlem 1660 - 1704

Canvas, 48 x 40 cm
Painted circa 1680-1690
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Pieter Duyfhuysen

Peasant Inn

Rotterdam 1608 - 1677 Rotterdam

Panel, 39 x 51 cm
Painted circa 1660
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Over-indulgence in alcohol and smoking leads to impotence. And this picture perfectly illustrates the saying: ‘Too much of ought is good for nought’. What immediately strikes one about this painting is the telling expressions of the two principal characters: the derision of the standing man and the dismay of the seated peasant. The interior is executed in shades of brown with the light falling on the principal elements: both the peasants, the pewter beer jugs the bunch of onions and the white cloth in the basket are all illuminated. Interestingly the picture contains no glasses or mugs. The smaller of the two jugs is in fact for drinking out of, a tankard, and was certainly used for beer. The larger is a pitcher that in turn would have been filled from the barrel. The presence of both vessels indicates that the humiliating scene is being played out in a tavern, not in a private home.

Pieter Duyfhuysen, who was known as a genre painter, was from Rotterdam. He may have studied with the painter Johannes Torrentius from Haarlem.

Leendert Maertensz. van Haestar

A Cannon near a Guard Post

Haastrech? / The Hague c. 1610/15 - 1675

Panel, 50 x 68.5 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Dirck Hals

Interior with Figures Smoking and Playing tric trac

Haarlem 1591 - 1656

Panel, 35.5 X 47.7 cm
Signed : DHALS (lower right)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Egbert van Heemskerck

Tavern Scene

Haarlem 1634 - 1704 London

Signed EVHK (right, centre of door) c. 1690/1700
Canvas, 73 x 74 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Under the watchful eye of the landlady the merry company are enjoying themselves drinking, dancing and making music. But the fun is disturbed by a dignified gentleman, who admonishes the group from the stairs: it might be an illustration of the present-day exhortation: ‘Enjoy, but drink in moderation’. Remarkably large quantities of wine are being consumed in this tavern. Next to the landlady stand two empty bulbous bottles which were usually used for brandy, or other strong, often medicinal, drink. Round wine jugs with lids covering the narrow necks are strewn around on the ground. A solitary tankard of beer is being fetched by the young lad from the cellar stores.

Nicolaes van Helt Stocade

King Tarquin and the Sibyl of Cumae

Nijmegen 1614 - 1669 Amsterdam

Painted circa 1650
Canvas, 100.6 x 83.2 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

The sibyl is wearing a terracotta-red dress with the yellow sash draped over her left arm, gently waving. Her headscarf is also moving, giving the picture a further sense of urgency. Tarquin, with his exposed, muscular neck, is wrapped in a Roman toga that reveals a remarkable blue sleeve which only came to light after restoration. The palette employed for the figures reflects the colours used in the background.

Jan Joseph Horemans II

The Cunning Maid or the Outwitted Guardian

Antwerp 1714 - after 1790

Canvas, 40 x 32 cm
Signed: J. Horemans (lower right)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan Joseph Horemans I

Musical Company

Canvas, 39 x 32.5 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

The composition of this interior is based on the Greek cross pattern (X) dissected by a horizontal line. Below this line is the scene of figures drinking and making musjc. Above it, the round pewter plates echo the figures’ heads and lead into the upper section of the painting. Below left, with the dog, a diagonal line stretches from the man’s violin to the bird cage. Ingeniously, this same cage forms the top of a triangle with the three central figures in this genre piece forming the base line.

Horemans devoted particular attention to the rendering of texture. Each object, the woman’s dress, next to her the firepan, the dog, the candle on the wall, right – every detail is carefully depicted. Even the different qualities of these objects are successfully portrayed. The iron of the bird cage is hard and cold, the cage appears heavy; the stone slabs of the floor are uneven and the straw on the ground is mangled and depicted in shadow. The kitchenware shines with countless highlights.

Lambert Jacobsz.

St. Paul and the Soothsayer of Philippi

Amsterdam / Leeuwarden 1598 – 1636

Canvas, 155.5 x 206.7 cm
Signed: ‘L Jacob. B.d. fecit’ (upper left)

Adriaan de Lelie

Returning from the Market

Tilburg / Amsterdam 1755 - 1820

Panel 59.4 x 48 cm
Signed: A. de Lelie/Ao 1795 (upper right)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan Miense Molenaer

Twelfth Night

Haarlem c. 1610 - 1668

Painted around 1660/1665
Canvas, 74.5 x 92.5 cm
Signed : Molenaer (centre left, on edge of bench)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan Miense Molenaer

Peasant Wedding

Haarlem c. 1610 - 1668

Painted around 1662
Canvas, 93 x 133 cm
Private collection

This peasant wedding is set in a tavern. The painting dates from the same period as our Twelfth Night and shows many similarities. Details such as the pots and pans and the dog are especially interesting.

Frans van Mieris II

The Fish Saleswoman

Leiden 1689 - 1763

Panel, 21.7 x 18.3 cm
Signed and dated: F.v.Mieris fecit 1738
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Willem van Mieris

Diana resting in a landscape

Leiden 1662 - 1747

Panel, 21 x 26 cm
Painted circa 1700-1710
Remnants of signature, lower centre
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Hieronymus van der Mij

Fish Sellers in The Hague

Leiden 1687 - 1761

Canvas, 65.4 x 49.5 cm
Dated: 1712 (on the house left)
Remnants of signature bottom right: H…
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Louis de Moni

La petite tricherie

Breda / Leiden 1698 - 1771

Panel, 39 x 30 cm
Painted circa 1750
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan van Neck

Putti and Satyr with a Goat

Naarden 1635 - 1714 Amsterdam

Signed JvNeck f (bottom left), c. 1700
Panel, 42.5 x 33 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

According to Houbraken, Jan van Neck was a man who ‘was beyond reproach in his behaviour and a diligent member of the church’. Yet it seems that this upright gentleman had no compunction in painting pictures of lecherous putti. The horde of satyrs riding on the goat of Lust can also be seen in the same painter’s larger Dresden picture. The plump child astride the animal’s back holds a bunch of grapes in one hand, while the other figures adorn the animal with flower garlands. One of them also has cloven hoofs – a satyr in the making. All these details clearly identify this as a representation of the Bacchic cult. The scene illustrated in this picture takes place on the edge of a wood with the tree beautifully offset against a cloudy sky. The various green and brown hues are finely graded, forming a perfect foil for the playing children.

Gillis van Tilborgh

Elegant Company

Brussels c. 1625 - 1678

Canvas, 61 x 78 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jacob Toorenvliet

A Young Lady and a Fishseller

Leiden / Oegstgeest 1640 - 1719

Canvas, 40.2 x 32.8 cm
Signed: J.TOORENVLIET.F. (upper right)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jacob Toorenvliet

Banquet in the Open Air

Leiden 1640 - 1719

Canvas, 61 x 72.5 cm
Painted circa 1690
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Arie de Vois

Woman Drinking

Urecht / Leiden c. 1632 - 1680

Panel, 25.5 x 20.5 cm
Painted circa 1660
Remains of signature: A (on table edge)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Johannes Voorhout

The repudiation of Hagar

Uithoorn / Amsterdam 1647 - 1723

Canvas, 153.7 x 165 cm
Painted circa 1700
Signed: J. Voorhout (bottom right)

Jan van Vucht

Interior of a Palace

Rotterdam c. 1603 - 1637

(staffage by Anthonie Palamedesz)

Panel, 51.7 x 65.5 cm
Signed: I.v.Vucht (on base of second column from left)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan van Vucht

Church Interior

Rotterdam c. 1603 - 1637

Panel, 58 x 81.5 cm
Painted circa 1630
Signed: I.V.V(uc)ht (bottom right)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Jan Weenix

Still Life with a Hare

Amsterdam 1640/41 – 1719

On canvas
121,5 x 98 cm
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague

Adriaen van der Werff and workshop

The Flute Playing Shepherd

Kralingen / Rotterdam 1659 - 1722

Canvas, 76.6 x 60 cm
Signed : Adr.v.Werff.fec…(96?)
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague