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AD – 19 November 2020

What seemed to be an ‘ordinairy’ portrait of a 19th century family, was not so ordinairy after all. Willem Jan Hoogsteder knew it must’ve been painted by Adriaan de Lelie, one of the most populair portrait painters of his time. Knowing that, Hoogsteder estimated the painting at 100.000 euros in Tussen Kunst en Kitsch . This makes the it the highest estimated find in the last five years of the television program.

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Volkskrant – 19 January 2019

Together with curator Friso Lammertse (Museum Boijmans van Beuningen) Hoogsteder discovered a long lost oilsketch by Rubens.

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Buit – Number 5 – July 2019

In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. The sottobosco by Matthias Withoos may seem a strange choice considering the theme ‘plumage’. It isn’t so much the painting itself that has to do with birds and feathers, but the painter himself. He was one of the so called Benthveughels (Birds of a Feather), a society of mostly Dutch and Flemish artists active in Rome from about 1620 to 1720

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Buit – Number 5 – March 2019

In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. The theme of the issue of March 2019 was: “Under Water”. A perfect opportunity to discuss a beautiful fish still life by Isaac van Duynen.

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Buit – Number 4 – December 2018

In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. This December issue it’s about the cheerful Winterlandscape with the Adoration of the Shepherds, set in a 17th-century Felmish context.

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Buit – Number 3 – September 2018

In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. This article discusses a colourfull collection of birds that could have never been caught on the same day.

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Buit – Number 2 – July 2018

In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. This article describes a trompe l’oeuil (deceiving the eye) painting by Cornelius Biltius.

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Buit – Number 1 – May 2018

In the magazine Buit, Willem Jan Hoogsteder wrote a monthly column about a painting that is related to hunting. This article explains the symbolic meanings of two double portraits by Nicolaes Maes.

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Volkskrant – V Zomer 2 August 2014

As part of her article series on striking details on paintings, Wieteke van Zeil writes on the animal intestines shown on Hendrick Sorgh’s Esau selling his birthright.

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Elsevier Juist – December 2013

One of the world’s leading experts on seventeenth-century Dutch masters, the flamboyant Willem Jan Hoogsteder, runs a gallery on Lange Vijverberg in The Hague. He explains some of the subtle nuances of the art trade to Liesbeth Wytzes. “A copyist paints part of the cuff and then the coat beside it, because a copyist copies; but that’s not how a real painter paints.”

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