In de Gouden Eeuw kende iedereen het verhaal van de Winterkoningin en de Winterkoning.
Iedere Hagenaar wist waarn Elizabeth woonde.
400 jaar geleden, op Valentijnsdag 1613 in Londen, trouwde Elizabeth Stuart, de beeldschone Britse koningsdochter, met haar droomprins Frederik V van de Palts.
Beiden waren 16 jaar oud en hadden geen idee dat zij de geschiedenis zo zouden veranderen.
De expositie toont voor het eerst:
Zndag t/m vrijdag, t/m 31 mei, 12.00 - 17.00 uur.
To mark the tercentenary of the birth of hereditary stadholder Willem IV, Prince of Orange, in 2011 Hague art gallery Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder organised an exhibition on 18th-century painting and the history of the House of Orange. The exhibition offered an insight into the culture of the 18th century by surveying the differences and similarities with the famous Golden Age. In addition to paintings from both centuries displayed side by side, the show also compared furniture, ornaments and styles from the Silver Age with that of the Golden Age. Portraits of all the stadholders, from William the Silent to Willem Batavus, provided a visual history of the Orange family.
There were always composers at the court of Willem IV and Willem V. The symphonies commissioned by the Oranges have recently been rediscovered and recorded onto a cd by Simon Murphy and his Hague Baroque orchestra, New Dutch Academy. Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder sponsored the cd.
Without practice it can be hard to tell the difference between a good painting and a bad one. Connoisseurship enables an art lover to better appreciate a painting. An Open House at Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder art gallery in The Hague offers visitors an opportunity to develop their connoisseurship. On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 March, a selection of fifty museum-standard Old Master paintings will be on display at Lange Vijverberg 15. Special texts beside each work reveal the artist's secrets and train the connoisseur's eye. All the genres are represented: marines, portraits, still lifes, genre pieces, landscapes and city views. The paintings are for sale. Prices vary from €20,000 to over a million. Entry is free.
Alongside the magnificent portrait exhibition at the Mauritshuis, Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder present a selection of portraits reflecting the diversity of styles in the Golden Age.
We have managed to bring together 25 magnificent portraits in the rare price category of 25,000 to 125,000 euros. At the same time we present 25 other paintings ranging from marines, still lifes, winter and summer landscapes, genre pieces and city views.
In the seventeenth century there was a profusion of talented portrait artists working for a wide array of patrons: from princes to artisans, from directors to countryfolk, from proud parents to elegant gentlewomen. In short, an abundance of diversity to feast the eye.
It is increasingly difficult to find paintings in excellent condition and of high artistic quality in the 25,000 to 125,000 euro category. We are therefore extremely delighted to be able to offer you these fifty Old Masters.
Old masters of the seventeenth century represent art from an age in which the Netherlands was still in its infancy. It was a period of unprecedented wealth and cultural development in which the finest works ever painted in this country were made. Never
has their aesthetic quality been matched. Museums and private individuals are continually extending their collections, and new enthusiasts are constantly emerging. As a result, paintings of the Golden Age are becoming more seldom. Good paintings in the
20,000 to 120,000 price range are therefore hard to find.
This exhibition shows that Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder is able to offer old masters in this rare price category.
It is Christmas time at Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder.Seventeenth-century art too breathes the Christmas spirit: shepherds and magi welcoming the Christ child, glistening newly-fallen snow, Christmas as a family festival with still lifes and floral garlands. The exhibition features paintings ranging in price from 20,000 tot 1,000,000 euros.
It is a well known fact that a Rembrandt, Frans Hals or Jan Steen, can fetch millions, even tens of millions. But did you know that contemporaries of theirs can be purchased for between 20,000 and 50,000 euros?
The exhibition features seascapes by Ludolf Backhuyzen and his Amsterdam contemporaries. The accompanying issue of Hoogsteder Journal is available free on request.
Information on this exhibition can be found in several articles in The Hoogsteder Journal No. 10.
Information on this exhibition can be found in several articles in The Hoogsteder Journal No. 9.
Information on this exhibition can be found in several articles in The Hoogsteder Journal No.8.
To mark the publication of The Hague's Painters of the Golden Age, the Hague Historical Museum was hosting an exhibition under the same title.
Between 4 October and 17 December 1999 Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder hosted a unique sale-exhibition of seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish portraits titled Portraits from Rembrandt's World. The exhibition highlighted the development of Dutch portraiture and the prominent role played by Rembrandt and his pupils. In Portraits from Rembrandt's World Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder revealed how thrilling portraits can be. Sitters may be portrayed in superbly painted landscapes or can be accompanied by beautifully painted accessories. Often, these form splendid miniature still lifes: a fruit bowl or books arranged on a table. The rendering of materials in the jewellery and the richly ornamented garments are a feast for the eye. Also from an artistic point of view, there is plenty to enjoy in a portrait. Composition, use of colour and light, the a pplication of paint, are aspects that come to the fore in portraiture. Many portraits are masterly artistic gems
John and Willem Jan Hoogsteder provided their personal vision of the pictorial qualities of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century paintings in a show of 50 Old Masters that ran from 12 May to 1 June 1997. John and Willem Jan Hoogsteder know that what fascinates art lovers is often the subject of a painting, rather than its artistic quality. Yet in the majority of the cases, the subject was little more than a pretext for the artist to paint. Seventeenth-century still-life painters would hardly have found objects such as a ham or a plate of cheese attractive in themselves; it would have been the way the light caught them, the arrangement, and the pleasing combination of colours, as well as the crumbling texture of the cheese and the smooth surface of the ham that they found intriguing. Looking at the world in this way makes even the most mundane objects worth painting. The Hoogsteder guide on how to assess the artistic quality of an Old Master painting is featured in the Hoogsteder Journal.
To coincide with the Mauritshuis Vermeer show Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder presented an exhibition of Dutch and Flemish paintings of the seventeenth century. They based the show, which ran from 5 March to 31 May 1996, on the theme of affordable paintings from the Age of Johannes Vermeer. Unlike Vermeer's paintings, which are valued at tens of millions of guilders, the paintings presented by the Hoogsteders fell within the 25,000 to 250,000 guilder range. With this exhibition Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder showed that it is still possible to collect Old Masters from the Dutch Golden Age. In the Journal that accompanied the exhibition, Hoogsteder showed how the price of an Old Master Painting depends on six criteria.
Although more than one in every ten seventeenth-century paintings features subjects associated with music or musical instruments, no one has ever explored the relationship between the two fascinating subjects of music and painting. Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder focused on this topic from 11 May to 10 July 1994 with an exhibition of fifty old master paintings, an extensive 400-page catalogue written by 18 experts in the field, a CD specially produced for the exhibition on Phillips Classics Label and a unique CD-ROM - the CD can be sampled elsewhere on this site. Later in the year the exhibition travelled to the Hessenhuis Museum in Antwerp.
This show ran from 4 February to 2 May 1992 at the Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder gallery in The Hague, parallel with the large Rembrandt exhibition in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The idea that Rembrandt had an academy was conceived by Paul Huys Janssen, author of the catalogue. The Rijksmuseum invited him to illustrate this concept at a symposium to coincide with the exhibition. Prof. Sumowski, co-author of the catalogue, helped to realise the show. He is the leading expert on pupils of Rembrandt and has published a six-volume lexicon on the subject.
Dutch Landscapes ran from 12 March to 12 May 1992 and featured fifty paintings from private collections. These illustrated many different facets of seventeenth-century landscape painting in Holland. A major survey of Dutch landscape painting was organised in late 1987 at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, subsequently appearing in Boston and Philadelphia. Peter Sutton assembled this exhibition and authored the comprehensive catalogue entitled Masters of 17th-Century Dutch Landscape Painting. He also wrote the introduction to our catalogue and an article on the history of landscape collecting.