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          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Kampung Colours, 1937
            Jan. 27, 2024

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Kampung Colours, 1937

            Est: S$7,000 - S$8,900

            Oil on board: 40 x 50 cm Signed and dated, lower right: Ger. P. Adolfs'37

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968) 'Chinese bird seller', signed, dated '55 and no. '15 lower left, watercolour on paper. H. 64.5 cm. W. 50.5 cm. Verso title and '55.
            Dec. 13, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968) 'Chinese bird seller', signed, dated '55 and no. '15 lower left, watercolour on paper. H. 64.5 cm. W. 50.5 cm. Verso title and '55.

            Est: €750 - €900

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968) 'Chinese bird seller', signed, dated '55 and no. '15 lower left, watercolour on paper. H. 64.5 cm. W. 50.5 cm. Verso title and '55.

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968) 'Boy with bird cage, Surabaya', signed lower left, watercolour. H. 63 cm. W. 48.5 cm. Verso: no. 8 and title.
            Dec. 13, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968) 'Boy with bird cage, Surabaya', signed lower left, watercolour. H. 63 cm. W. 48.5 cm. Verso: no. 8 and title.

            Est: €750 - €900

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968) 'Boy with bird cage, Surabaya', signed lower left, watercolour. H. 63 cm. W. 48.5 cm. Verso: no. 8 and title.

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          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Heyères, Cote d'Azur
            Dec. 08, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Heyères, Cote d'Azur

            Est: S$2,200 - S$3,100

            Oil on canvas: 40 x 32 cm

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Meisje Van Bali (Girl From Bali), 1963
            Dec. 08, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Meisje Van Bali (Girl From Bali), 1963

            Est: S$11,000 - S$15,000

            Oil on canvas: 40 x 30 cm Signed and dated, lower left: Adolfs,63

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €5,000 - €8,000

            Kampong scenery, Surabaya, signed 'Adolfs_' (lower right); signed again, dated, numbered and titled ' '47 / no. 27 / Kampong [...] Surabaia' (written on the reverse), oil on canvas, 60x80 cm, , Exhibited:-With Hultbergs Konsthandel, Stockholm, Sweden, exhibition no. 27 (as stated on the reverse), and with the original typed exhibition label.Provenance:-Acquired at the above mentioned exhibition in the late forties by the former owner; thence by descent to a private collection in Sweden; now private collection in the Netherlands.,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €7,000 - €10,000

            ‘Passertafereel’ / On the vegetable market, signed 'Ger. P. Adolfs_' (lower left); signed again, dated ''44/45_' and numbered '29' (written on the reverse), oil on canvas, 60x80 cm, , Exhibited:-With Hultbergs Konsthandel, Stockholm, Sweden, exhibition no. 29 (as stated on the reverse).Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 386 (oeuvre catalogue), as: ‘Passertafereel’. Provenance:-Acquired at the above mentioned exhibition in the late forties by the former owner; thence by descent to a private collection in Sweden; now private collection in the Netherlands. , Executed in 1944-45, ‘Passertafereel’ is a typical representation of one of Adolfs’ best-kept secrets: his Luminist period (1940-1947). Although Adolfs was very productive in the war years, unfortunately most of these works were destroyed in bombing-raids, for example during an exhibition at Gallery Pollmann in Nijmegen. Paintings from this period possess a strong dynamic quality, and a subtle spark of tropical light, using an infinite palette of colours. There is an exceptional wealth and intricacy of detail. One can recognize paintings from the Luminist period by studying the typical brushwork: Adolfs used forceful, short, mostly rectangular strokes, each subtly different in shade from the next, making faces gain a deep glow, buildings a rich texture, and backgrounds a fervid flamboyance.‘Passertafereel’, executed on a representative 60 x 80 cm canvas, contains all these stylistic cues. On top of that, Adolfs excelled at creating the suggestion of depth. At least four layers can be distinguished, from the market vendor bending over to select fruit, to the two women chatting, down to the seated lady holding a parasol (pajong) and the resting person on the far right. The partially dark background, suggesting what seems to be the entrance of a residence or a market hall, even adds one more layer of depth. Adolfs consciously uses colour saturation and greyscale contrast to achieve the effect of ‘atmospheric perspective’.“These works present a typically Oriental vision where shade and soft tonalities do not exist, where everything dances and whirls, where nature, people and objects are like motley spots of colour fading away into a blazing, all-absorbing light.”(De Gentenaar, 10 January 1950)Literature reference: Borntraeger-Stoll, E., & Orsini, G., Gerard Pieter Adolfs- The Painter of Java and Bali, 1898-1968, Wijk en Aalburg 2008.Gianni Orsini, MSc.www.gianniorsini.com 

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)

            Est: €8,000 - €12,000

            'Pakem bij Djocja', signed and dated 'Ger. P. Adolfs / 33' (lower left); numered and titled 'No 116 Bij Pakem/Djocja' (written on the stretcher); address of the painter 'Progostraat Soerabaia' (on the artist label attached to the stretcher), oil on canvas, 80x100 cm, , Provenance:-In the collection of the family of the present owner since at least 1938., Having a career as a painter, spanning over 40 years, Gerard Pieter Adolfs was a prolific and successful Indo-European artist. He was constantly searching for new ways to develop his painting style, which evolved from a romantic, impressionist and post-impressionist style to some experiments into abstraction. There was no end to his ambition, energy and perseverance.Gerard Pieter Adolfs, or Ger. P. Adolfs, was born in Semarang, Central Java. Under the influence of his Dutch father, he studied architecture in Amsterdam. After graduating he returned to Java were he worked as an architect, designing residences in Yogyakarta, Solo and Surabaya. In the early 1920s he decided to follow his dream, and dedicated the rest of his life to painting. From the start of his career as an artist, Adolfs was commercially quite successful; this allowed him to travel for a few months each year, and to exhibit his work while travelling. As can be seen in this Indonesian Art Auction, the main subjects of his work were scenes of the Indonesian archipelago, Europe, and North Africa: portraits, market sceneries, cock-fights, landscapes and townscapes. In 1940 - shortly before the occupation of Holland - Adolfs was in Europe during one of his sojourns, and was forced to stay and settle in Amsterdam. After World War II, he frequently exhibited in Western European and Scandinavian galleries. In 1967 Adolfs retired to a small village in the southern part of the Netherlands. On 1 February 1968, he passed away in the Dutch city of 's-Hertogenbosch.To celebrate his large and broad body of work, this Indonesian Art Auction boasts no less than 19 works by Adolfs. They range from oil to gouache, from his smallest (24 x 30 cm) to his largest (80 x 100 cm) canvases, and spanning an impressive 32 years, from 1932 to 1964. The latter aspect is especially interesting, considering the several stylistic phases that Adolfs went through. Taking a closer look at two important lots in this auction showcases some of these style differences.‘Pakem bij Djocja’ (this lot 563), dated 1933, is a seminal work from his early 1930s ‘Orange’ period (1930-1935). Adolfs depicted a vast Javanese landscape with a sandy road, thus introducing a diagonal composition and leading our eyes toward a steep-roofed house. One can distinguish people, strolling along the road near the house. On both sides of the road, and in the impressive backdrop, there are several sawah. The greyish-green rice terraces are surrounded by shades of subdued orange, green and blue. The lush vegetation in the foreground creates ‘repoussoir’, giving the landscape an illusion of layered depth. Even though the painting contains the infamous ‘Holy Trinity’ of mountains, rice terraces and palm trees, Adolfs had no intention of creating the ‘Mooi Indië’ effect that S. Sudjojono (1913-1985) would criticize and reject in the late 1930s. This painting exudes purity and serenity, and a true intention to depict the breath-taking beauty of the Javanese landscape.“…it is quite an ordinary scene: a little plain, white wall with a few figures passing by. Yet it is genuinely felt and therefore extraordinary; we feel there must be hundreds of little walls just like this one, but we pass them by, we don’t see them. Especially neighbourhoods like Passer Pabean or Kali-Mati, which we like to call ‘dirty’ and ‘ramshackle’, bristle with life and picturesqueness, with scenes like this one, with moments to be ‘captured quickly’ on the canvas. These moments are, in fact, compounds of light, colours, figures, vistas. Adolfs sees this. A few sparingly applied, though highly specific colours, in particular orange, add a unique charm to the scene.”(Soerabaiasch Handelsblad, 21 December 1932)Executed in 1944-45, ‘Passertafereel’ (lot 569 in this auction), is a typical representation of one of Adolfs’ best-kept secrets: his Luminist period (1940-1947). Although Adolfs was very productive in the war years, unfortunately most of these works were destroyed in bombing-raids, for example during an exhibition at Gallery Pollmann in Nijmegen. Paintings from this period possess a strong dynamic quality, and a subtle spark of tropical light, using an infinite palette of colours. There is an exceptional wealth and intricacy of detail. One can recognize paintings from the Luminist period by studying the typical brushwork: Adolfs used forceful, short, mostly rectangular strokes, each subtly different in shade from the next, making faces gain a deep glow, buildings a rich texture, and backgrounds a fervid flamboyance.‘Passertafereel’, executed on a representative 60 x 80 cm canvas, contains all these stylistic cues. On top of that, Adolfs excelled at creating the suggestion of depth. At least four layers can be distinguished, from the market vendor bending over to select fruit, to the two women chatting, down to the seated lady holding a parasol (pajong) and the resting person on the far right. The partially dark background, suggesting what seems to be the entrance of a residence or a market hall, even adds one more layer of depth. Adolfs consciously uses colour saturation and greyscale contrast to achieve the effect of ‘atmospheric perspective’.“These works present a typically Oriental vision where shade and soft tonalities do not exist, where everything dances and whirls, where nature, people and objects are like motley spots of colour fading away into a blazing, all-absorbing light.”(De Gentenaar, 10 January 1950) Literature reference:Borntraeger-Stoll, E., & Orsini, G., Gerard Pieter Adolfs- The Painter of Java and Bali, 1898-1968, Wijk en Aalburg 2008.Gianni Orsini, MSc.www.gianniorsini.com  

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €1,200 - €1,600

            The Italian Riviera at Rapallo, near Genua, signed 'Adolfs_' (lower left); signed again, dated, numbered and titled ' '55 / E40 / It. Riviera / Genua - Rapallo' (written on the reverse), oil on canvas, 33x41 cm, , Exhibited:-Basel, Gallery Bijou, 15 December 1973-6 January 1974.Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 398 (oeuvre catalogue), as: ‘Rapallo'. Provenance:-From the estate of the artist, thence by descent to the artist's daughter.-Private collection, Switzerland.-Private collection, the Netherlands. ,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €800 - €1,200

            'Tafereeltje Amsterdam', signed 'Adolfs_' (lower right); titled 'Tafereeltje / pand Amsterdam' (written on the reverse), oil on board, 24x30 cm, , Exhibited:-Bonn, Galerie Küppers & Bödiger, October 1955.Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 390 (oeuvre catalogue), as: ‘Straat in Amsterdam’, to be dated 1949.Provenance:-Private collection, Germany.-Private collection, the Netherlands.,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €1,000 - €1,500

            'Conservation Arabe', signed 'Adolfs_' (lower left); signed again, dated '63, twice numbered 'No 796' and titled (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 30x40 cm, , Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 406 (oeuvre catalogue).,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)

            Est: €1,000 - €1,500

            'Kampong leven' / Kampong life, signed 'Ger. P. Adolfs'; titled (on a artists' label attached to the reverse), oil on board, 30x40 cm, , Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 383, as: 'Feeding the birds', circa 1938 (oeuvre catalogue).,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €800 - €1,200

            Along kampong walls, Java, signed 'Adolfs' (lower left); signed again, dated numbered and titled '59 / No 551 / 'Langs kampong / muurtjes, Java' (written on the reverse), oil on canvas, 30x40 cm, , , Please compare this lot to a work with a similair composition in: E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', 2008, ill. p. 402, no. 550, ‘Kampongmuurtjes Wonokromo, Java’.  

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €1,500 - €2,000

            A landscape near Malang, East Java, signed 'Ger. P. Adolfs_' (lower right); numbered and titled 'No 2 Landschap by Malang, O. Java' (written on the stretcher), oil on canvas, 40x50 cm, , Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, full-page colour ill. p. 110, no. 2, and ill. p. 384 (oeuvre catalogue)., Painted circa 1939.

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €2,000 - €3,000

            'Kleur en zon in Kampong Dinoyo - Soerabaia' , signed 'Ger.P. Adolfs_' (lower left); signed again (on the reverse) and numbered and titled 'No 14A Kleur en zon in Kampong Dinoyo - Soerabaia' (written on the stretcher), oil on canvas, 30,5x40,5 cm, , Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 385, as: ‘Market scene circa 1941' (oeuvre catalogue)., Please compare this lot to a work with a similair composition in: E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', 2008, colour ill. p. 250, no. 8.

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €1,000 - €1,500

            'Hoekje Passar Pabean Soerabaia' / Pabean Market, Surabaya, signed and dated '32 Ger P Adolfs_' (lower right); titled (on the reverse), oil on canvas, mounted on board, 39,5x29,5 cm, , Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 378 (oeuvre catalogue).,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €1,500 - €2,500

            'Kampong doorkijk Sepandjang Soerabaia' , signed 'Ger.P. Adolfs_' (lower right); titled and numbered ''Kampong doorkijk Sepandjang Soerabaia / No. 1.' and annotated ‘Voor Willy/van je Vader/St Nicolaas/1942’ (written on the reverse), oil on panel, 50x40 cm, , ,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €1,000 - €1,500

            'Kamponghoekje Soerabaja' / Kampong, Surabaya, signed 'Adolfs_' (lower left); signed again, dated ' '59-'61 ', numbered 'No 557' and titled (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 40x30 cm, , Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 401 (oeuvre catalogue).,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €700 - €900

            A pretty girl in a green dress, signed 'Adolfs_' (lower left), gouache on paper, 62,5x48,5 cm, , ,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €1,200 - €1,800

            'Marktleven Kepoetran' / Marketlife Kepoetran, Surabaya, signed 'Adolfs_' (lower left); signed again, dated '61', numbered 'No 691' and titled (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 30x40 cm, , Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 403 (oeuvre catalogue).,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €1,500 - €2,500

            'Commerçants de bric à brac, Caire' , signed 'Adolfs_' (lower left); signed again, dated ' '61 ', numbered 'No 702' and titled (on the reverse) , oil on canvas, 50x60 cm, , Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 403 (oeuvre catalogue).,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €2,500 - €3,500

            'Compositie Hanenkamp' / Composition with fighting cocks, signed 'Adolfs_' (lower right); signed again, dated ' '62-'64 ', numbered 'No 746' and titled (on the reverse), oil on canvas, 50x40 cm, , Literature:-E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, ill. p. 405 (oeuvre catalogue).,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €1,000 - €1,500

            Watching the cock fight, signed, dated and numbered 'Adolfs_ / 58 . No 69.' (lower left), gouache on paper, 48x61 cm, , ,

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)
            Nov. 16, 2023

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)

            Est: €2,000 - €3,000

            'Padi snijden', signed and dated 'Ger. P. Adolfs_ 34' (lower left); signed and dated again, titled and numbered 'No. 224' (written on the reverse); address of the painter 'Progostraat Soerabaia' (on the artist label attached to the reverse) , oil on panel, 30x40 cm, , Provenance:-In the collection of the family of the present owner since at least 1938.,

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          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Kampung Pesapen Semarang no. 22, 1951
            Nov. 07, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Kampung Pesapen Semarang no. 22, 1951

            Est: S$7,100 - S$11,000

            Oil on canvas: 55 x 46 cm Signed, lower right: Adolfs

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          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Women Harvesting Rice, 1950-1955
            Nov. 07, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Women Harvesting Rice, 1950-1955

            Est: S$11,000 - S$13,000

            Oil on canvas: 60 x 80.5 cm Signed, lower left: Adolfs This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by a gallery in the Netherland Had been personally inspected and verified as authentic by Gianni Orsini, author of "G.P Adolfs, the painter of Java and Bali"

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Passage in Monaco
            Nov. 05, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Passage in Monaco

            Est: S$7,000 - S$10,000

            50 x 60 cm ; 75 x 85 cm ( with frame ) oil on canvas signed lower right Literature : Eveline Borntraeger-Stoll, Gianni Orsini, Gerard Pieter Adolfs : The Painter of Java and Bali, Pictures Publishers Art Books, Netherlands, 2008 傑拉德·彼特·阿道夫《摩纳哥的小巷》 油彩 画布 款识:ADOLFS(右下) 出版 : Eveline Borntraeger-Stoll, Gianni Orsini, Gerard Pieter Adolfs : The Painter of Java and Bali, Pictures Publishers Art Books, Netherlands, 2008 This lot is located in Indonesia

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          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | MARKET BALI, 1953
            Sep. 24, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | MARKET BALI, 1953

            Est: S$7,100 - S$11,000

            Oil on canvas: 40 x 50 cm Signed, lower left: Adolfs Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | MARKET SCENE
            Sep. 24, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | MARKET SCENE

            Est: S$8,000 - S$11,000

            Oil on canvas: 35.5 x 45 cm Signed, lower left: Ger. P. Adolfs

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Potrait of a Lady
            Aug. 13, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Potrait of a Lady

            Est: S$1,800 - S$3,600

            Oil on canvas: 40 x 30 cm Signed, lower left

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Kamponghoekje Soerabaia, 1960
            Aug. 13, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Kamponghoekje Soerabaia, 1960

            Est: S$4,000 - S$5,400

            Oil on canvas: 40 x 30 cm Signed, lower left: Adolfs Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | A Street View With FLamboyant And Warung At Kediri, 1937
            Aug. 13, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | A Street View With FLamboyant And Warung At Kediri, 1937

            Est: S$2,200 - S$4,000

            Oil on board: 40 x 50 cm Signed and dated, lower right: Adolfs'37

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Flamboyant By Sepandjang, 1936
            Aug. 13, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Flamboyant By Sepandjang, 1936

            Est: S$3,800 - S$4,900

            Oil on canvas: 50 x 60 cm Signed, lower right: Ger. P. Adolfs Titled and dated on the reverse

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Kemphanenfokker Madoera, 1958
            Aug. 13, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Kemphanenfokker Madoera, 1958

            Est: S$6,300 - S$8,900

            Oil on canvas: 65 x 50 cm Signed, lower left: Adolfs Signed, titled and dated on the reverse

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Sunlight In Kalimas Surabaya, 1934
            Aug. 13, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Sunlight In Kalimas Surabaya, 1934

            Est: S$3,800 - S$4,900

            Oil on canvas: 50 x 60 cm Signed and dated, lower right: Ger.P. Adolfs'34

            Global Auction
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Pasar
            Feb. 04, 2023

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | Pasar

            Est: S$2,700 - S$3,600

            Oil on canvas: 40.5 x 30.5 cm Signed, upper right: Ger. P. Adolfs

            Global Auction
          • schilderijen; Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968) Indische figuren, gesigneerd r.o., olieverf op har
            Dec. 13, 2022

            schilderijen; Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968) Indische figuren, gesigneerd r.o., olieverf op har

            Est: €400 - €600

            schilderijen; Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968) Indische figuren, gesigneerd r.o., olieverf op hardboard, 40,5 x 49,5 cm

            Veilinghuis Van Spengen
          • GERARD ADOLFS (1897-1968)
            Dec. 12, 2022

            GERARD ADOLFS (1897-1968)

            Est: €1,000 - €3,000

            Flamboyant (1935) Signed and dated 35 lower right Oil on plywood, 30.2 x 40.1 cm * Condition report available upon request

            AAG Auctioneers
          • GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | An Indonesian Landscape
            Dec. 09, 2022

            GERARD PIETER ADOLFS | An Indonesian Landscape

            Est: S$5,500 - S$7,300

            Oil on board: 59 x 79 cm Signed and Indistinctly dated, lower right: Ger. P. Adolfs

            Global Auction
          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 24, 2022

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €3,000 - €4,000

            4000, Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), 'Drie Tjapils - Poerwodadi' / Three Capils - Purwodadi, oil on canvas, 40x50 cm, signed 'Adolfs-' (lower left); signed again, dated, numbered and titled ' '61 / no 748 / 3 tjapils - / Poerwodadi' (on the reverse), Literature: -E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg, 2008, ill. p. 403, no. 748 (œuvre catalogue). Provenance: -From the estate of the artist. -Thence by descent to the granddaughter of the artist.

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 24, 2022

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €4,000 - €6,000

            6000, Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), 'Hanenkamp met toeschouwers, Bali' / Cockfight with spectators, Bali, oil on canvas, 50x40 cm, signed 'Adolfs' (lower left); signed and dated again, titled and numbered 'no. 740' (on the reverse), In his Neo-Impressionist period, roughly spanning from 1946 until 1967, Gerard Pieter Adolfs would use a palette knife to apply paint to the canvas. Apart from that, his artistic choices became bolder; anatomy and faces became more abstracted, colours became more saturated. On the other hand, by doing so, the insinuation of tropical light and the dynamic character of the scenes he envisioned increased: “These works present a typically Oriental vision where shade and soft tonalities do not exist, where everything dances and whirls, where nature, people and objects are like motley spots of colour fading away into a blazing, all-absorbing light.” (De Gentenaar, 10 January 1950). 'Hanenkamp met toeschouwers, Bali' (Cockfight with Spectators, Bali) exemplifies this typically Oriental vision. It embodies the well-known traditional sport, in which gambling plays such an essential role. ‘Gambling (…) was generally considered to be the main attraction of cockfighting. For the Dutch and Indonesian governments this was one of the main reasons to outlaw the popular traditional sport. Another reason for banning cockfighting was a change in attitude with respect to cruelty to animals.’ (1). On the other hand, and contrary to what most people think, cockfights are not always a matter of life and death. On Bali, a water clock (penalikan) was often used when a fighting cockerel was temporarily ‘knocked out’. A coconut shell -with a hole in it- is placed in a vessel with water. When the cockerel does not get up before the complete sinking of the shell (which moment is announced by striking a small gong) he is considered beaten. (2) Moreover, these cockerels were highly esteemed, well-fed and pampered by their owners. The current impression by Adolfs of two fighting cockerels is one of ultimate battle, in which one attacks the other, both having razor-sharp cockspurs (taji) tied to their legs. Seated in the background are their respective owners, hoping their bets were right, and their own esteemed animal will remain unharmed. With this painting, Adolfs touched upon an ancient Balinese custom, catching the dynamic of the fight’s most intense moment. ‘Three Tjapils, Poerwodadi’, however, exudes a whole different atmosphere; there is a quiet, introverted, static feel about it, and the lack of light creates ominous contour shapes, which at the same time improve our understanding of the composition. The hats, which the title of the painting refers to, take center stage; they add to the mysterious expression of the scenery, and give us an idea of the orientation of the three faces, although none of the jongkok seated men’s faces are really visible. Upon closer inspection, one can distinguish the vendor on the left holding a black bird, while on the right side, several colourful birds are being shown from a basket, balancing on the vendor’s left arm. All in all, if we compare these two Neo-Impressionist paintings, made only one year apart, surely they have one thing in common: “Adolfs has fathomed the soul of the Javanese and Balinese people. He has vitalised and intensified his figures with no loss of tranquility. Perhaps that is the most striking characteristic of these canvasses: this silent activity, of posture rather than of motion, and of concentrated observation on an event rather than active participation in it.” (Hengeloosch Dagblad, 15 October 1949). (1) Donk, P. van, Indonesian Cockspur Cases, Kotak Taji, Bali Lombok Sulawesi Kalimantan, Hes & de Graaf Publishers B.V. ‘t Goy-Houten, The Netherlands, 2000, p. 16. (2) Goris, dr. R. Dronkers, Drs. P.L. Bali, Atlas Kebudajaan, Cults and Customs, published by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia, circa 1952, p. 185. Gianni Orsini MSc. October 2022, Literature: -E. Borntraeger-Stoll and G. Orsini, 'Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), the painter of Java and Bali', Wijk & Aalburg 2008, full-page colour ill. p. 141, no. 740, and ill. p. 404 (oeuvre catalogue). Provenance: -From the estate of the artist. -Thence by descent to the granddaughter of the artist.

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)
            Nov. 24, 2022

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)

            Est: €1,000 - €1,500

            1500, Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968), Kampung colours, oil on board, 34x44 cm, signed and dated 'Ger. P. Adolfs / 35' (lower right),

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)
            Nov. 24, 2022

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)

            Est: €2,000 - €3,000

            3000, Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968), Reading the paper on the streets, possibly in Surabaya, oli on panel, 30x40 cm, signed and dated 'Ger A 35' (lower right),

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)
            Nov. 24, 2022

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)

            Est: €2,000 - €3,000

            3000, Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968), 'Kampongleven' / A warong in the kampung, oil on canvas, 30x40 cm, signed and dated 'Ger A 35' (lower left); signed again, dated, numbered and titled 'No 377 / Kampongleven / 35' (written on the reverse),

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)
            Nov. 24, 2022

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)

            Est: €2,000 - €2,500

            2500, Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968), An angler at the waterfront, oil on canvas, 30x40 cm, signed ‘Ger.P. Adolfs‘ (lower left), Provenance: -Collection Paul de Bont (Denpasar 1948-2021 The Hague),

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)
            Nov. 24, 2022

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968)

            Est: €1,000 - €1,200

            1200, Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1897-1968), A flowering flamboyant, oil on panel, 30x40 cm, signed ‘Ger.P. Adolfs‘ (lower right), Provenance: -Collection Paul de Bont (Denpasar 1948-2021 The Hague).

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)
            Nov. 24, 2022

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968)

            Est: €2,000 - €3,000

            3000, Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968), 'Oud Klooster in Rome' / An old cloister in Rome, oil on canvas, 50x60 cm, signed 'Adolfs_' (lower right); signed again, dated '47' and titled (on the reverse), Provenance: -Gifted by the painter to the mother of the present owner, a friend of his daughter, most probably around 1947.

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          • Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968) 'Washing at the Kali', signed lower right, canvas. H. 30 cm. W. 40 cm.
            Nov. 23, 2022

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968) 'Washing at the Kali', signed lower right, canvas. H. 30 cm. W. 40 cm.

            Est: €1,500 - €2,000

            Gerard Pieter Adolfs (1898-1968) 'Washing at the Kali', signed lower right, canvas. H. 30 cm. W. 40 cm.

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