Indonesian Art

For years already, we have been specializing in auctioning paintings from the former Dutch East Indies. We are a global player in this area and the number one in Europe. Value wise, more than 90% has been auctioned with us in the recent years.

If you want to have your work(s) valuated, I would like to receive the dimensions (within the frame) as well as some photographs. These can be sent to rene@zeeuwsveilinghuis.nl or via Whatsapp (0031(0)6-51 41 43 51). Based on the photographs, you will receive a preliminary estimate.

For more exclusive works, a home visit is possible. You are also welcome at our offices in Middelburg and Amsterdam (by appointment only).

Examples of artists we are always interested in:
Willem Gerard Hofker, Basoeki Abdullah, Rudolf Bonnet, Raden Saleh, Romualdo Locatelli, Hendra Gunawan, Gerard Pieter Adolfs, Walter Spies, Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres, Theo Meier, Pieter Ouborg, Arie Smit, Lee Man Fong, Willem Imandt, Auke Sonnega, Isaac Israëls, Willem Dooyewaard, S. Sudjojono, Luciën Frits Ohl, Hal Wichers, etc.

For some background information and highlights from the past, we refer you to our WEBLOG.

René de Visser - Hofker

René de Visser, specialist Indonesian paintings.

Highlights

New book Rudolf Bonnet

Zeeuws Veilinghuis will re-publish the book ‘Rudolf Bonnet, een zondagskind’. The original book, written by Dr. H. de Roever – Bonnet and published in 1993, has always been the standard work about this artist. However, it had a limited reach as it was only published in Dutch. The new book will be in English and therefore reach a much more international audience. In addition, it will contain more photos and the design will be of higher level.

Over the last 10 years, Zeeuws Veilinghuis has auctioned ca. 140 works by Rudolf Bonnet, including one of no less than € 380.000 (hammer price). A selection of these works will be displayed in the book. Important pieces from museums and private collections will also be included. If you have a top work by Bonnet, it can still be added.

For more information, please contact our Indonesian Art specialist René de Visser via rene@zeeuwsveilinghuis.nl or 0031-(0)118-650 680.

Catalogues from the past

Exhibition Lee Man Fong

Lee Man Fong Tentoonstelling Zeeuws Veilinghuis

In October 2018, we organized the exhibition ‘Lee Man Fong, back in the Netherlands after seventy years’.

The exhibition was opened by the Ambassador of Indonesia, His Excellency I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja.

The Chinese-Indonesian artist Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988, also known as Lee Man Fung) is well known in Southeast Asia. In the Netherlands, however, many have never heard of him, although he even lived here for a few years around 1950. His exhibitions were received with great enthusiasm in those days.

In the past years, our auction house has sold many paintings by Lee Man Fong already. To give you an impression: in the last 10 years we sold ca. 90% of all paintings by Lee Man Fong that have been auctioned in Europe. This means Zeeuws Veilinghuis sold no less than 35 of his works!

All of this made us decide to offer the Dutch public a renewed introduction to Lee Man Fong by means of an exhibition. In addition, we hope this will help us gather more information for our book about Lee Man Fong’s Dutch period.

EXHIBITION CATALOGUE

In the media

Artikel Volkskrant Smaragd Small

Volkskrant, 4 June 2014
Click here to read the article.

Artikel Vind Magazine Hofker Small

Vind Magazine, December 2015
By clicking on this link you can read the article: Article Hofker

Our top 30

Sold at Zeeuws Veilinghuis, period 2007 – 2019, hammer prices.
In the past 10 years we already sold more than 1500 Indonesian paintings.

1Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 720,000
2Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981)€ 600,000
3Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès (1880-1958)€ 470,000
4Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès (1880-1958)€ 460,000
5Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 450,000
6Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981)€ 420,000
7Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978)€ 380,000
8Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 270,000
9Willem Dooyewaard (1892-1980)€ 220,000
10Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 210,000
11Hendra Gunawan (1918–1983)€ 210,000
12Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981)€ 210,000
13Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 200,000
14Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978)€ 200,000
15Thawan Duchanee (Thailand 1939-2014)€ 185,000
16Thawan Duchanee (Thailand 1939-2014)€ 180,000
17Adrien Jean Le Mayeur de Merprès (1880-1958)€ 160,000
18Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 160,000
19Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978)€ 160,000
20Willem Dooyewaard (1892-1980)€ 150,000
21Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978)€ 150,000
22Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 150,000
23Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 150,000
24Rudolf Bonnet (1895-1978)€ 150,000
25Hendra Gunawan (1918–1983)€ 140,000
26Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 140,000
27Sindudarsono Sudjojono (1913-1986)€ 135,000
28Charles Sayers (1901-1943)€ 130,000
29Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981)€ 110,000
30Lee Man Fong (1913 – 1988)€ 110,000