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W.G. Hofker, drawing of Ni Asoeg

By 4 februari 2013No Comments

On our next auction of Indonesian paintings we will sell a drawing by Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981). It is a portrait of Ni Asoeg.

W.G. Hofker – Estimate: € 15.000 – 20.000

This drawing has a few features which makes it quite special: 

1. Hofker made lithographs after this drawing. They are mirrored to this original. The fact that he made these lithographs is in my opinion a sign that the artist considered this piece as one of his better drawings.

W.G. Hofker, lithograph

2. The condition: mint! No damage, no stains or severe browning and not glued to cardboard (which is unfortunately often the case).

3. The provenance: bought by H.C. Molster in 1949 in Amsterdam. He was broker in coffee and tea. In 1955 Mr. Molster asked Hofker to make a drawing of his office at the Heerengracht 55 in Amsterdam. This drawing will also be at auction in May 2013.

W.G. Hofker – Heerengracht 55, Amsterdam

Twice a year we have auctions with Indonesian paintings. Click here for a few highlights of earlier auctions.

More information about this auction:

René de Visser

Tel. +31(0) 118-650680

Zeeuws Veilinghuis
Herengracht 74

4331 PX  Middelburg