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Schilder in zijn atelier.
Anonymous Southern Netherlands. Painter in his workshop. Est.: € 5000 – 6000.

Mardi Gras

Viewing days
February 9 – 13

Live auction
February 14 at 2pm

Timed Online auction
February 9 – 20

online from January 27

Old Masters
We commence the auction with a selection of Old Masters in which a strong selfportrait of an artist immediately catches the eye. The canvas, by a hitherto unknown painter from the Southern Netherlands, comes from an English collection and remained in a Brussels collection for decades afterwards. From the same family come a pair of panels attributed to David III Ryckaert, depicting two of the deadly sins, and furthermore there is work by Barend Gael, Jacob Van Es (attr.) or still to Andrea del Sarto.

David Rijckaert III (1612-1661) (surroundings). Man trimming his moustache (Allegory of vanity). Man counting his money (Allegory of greed). C. 1640. Est.: € 5000 - 6000

Classic and Romantic
The emphasis in this small auction is more on 19th-century paintings. Besides works by Belgian masters such as Eugène and Louis Verboeckhoven and Gustave Colsoulle, the works on offer include a pair of dancing noblemen and noblewomen by Polish Romantic Ladislaus Bakalowicz, who emigrated to France, and a pair of city views of Antwerp and Cologne by Wake Cheltenham, dating from 1872. A ‘Southern Italian village scene with figures at stall and rock massif in the distance’ by Frenchman Alfred de Curzon, an 1887 ‘Letter’ by Prussian Briton Otto Leyde or a charming genre scene ‘Comparing notes’ by Briton Thomas Musgrave Joy, who died young, are also among the better work in this session. An early work by Godefroid Guffens and a splendour of a ‘Fig Picking’ by Charlemagne Oscar Guet close the list of Romanticists.

Eugène Verbockhoven (1798-1881). Sheep with lamb in the stable, 1858. Est.: €3000 - 4000
Salomon Corrodi (1810-1892). View of the port of Genoa, 1843. Est.: € 5000 - 7500

Voyage en Italie
A lover of classical antiquity then collected in his flat in Forest (Brussels) ‘vedute’ by master engraver Piranesi, 19th-century ‘Grand Tour’ artefacts based on the Greco-Roman period and a dozen Italian city and country views, delicately painted in gouache. For instance, five are by Swiss-Italian draughtsman Salomon Corrodi, who devoted himself to depictions in and around Rome, Genoa, Bergamo, Como and Naples, and there are other sheets by Jacob Hackert, Johan Blueler or even Guiseppe Scoppa.

An amusing eye-catcher is also a sculpture by an artist depicted as Midas, with donkey ears. The artist, Frenchman Jean-Joseph Carriès (1855-1894), deliberately makes a fool of himself by portraying himself as a faun or as the legendary Phrygian king. Indeed, he thought of himself as foolish, bestial and uncivilised.

Jean-Joseph Carriès (1855-1894), 'Autoportrait en Midas ou Le faune endormi', c. 1890-1900.

Mantel sets and antiques
While Hippolyte Moreau and Marcel Début are present with sculpture in this auction, it will be the eight three-piece 19th-century Napoleon III mantelpieces in Louis XIV or Louis XV style that will gather the most attention.
To conclude, we also touch upon an Amsterdam longcase clock with ship’s mechanism of c. 1740-1768, some impressive armorial trophies, some obiits, a 17th-century Italian devotional panel without forgetting to mention a late Ming bottle-shaped vase and a fishbowl.

Jean Joseph Hippolyte Ferrat (1822-1882) / Carrier. Impressive three-piece mantelpiece. Napoleon III period. C. 1860. Est.: € 15000 - 20000

Viewing days
9 – 12 February 10am – 6pm
13 February 10-12pm/ 1-5.30pm

Platform concert
Sunday 12 February Jan Van Elsacker (tenor) & Thomas Boodts (piano)
More info

Catalogue online
Live auction from 27 January
Timed Online auction from 9 February

14 February 2pm Live auction Mardi Gras
9 – 20 February Timed Online auction

Nearby underground parking: Kooldok or Steendok (5 min walking distance)

Collecting your goods
By appointment and after receipt of payment. from Monday 20 February until Friday 3 March (9am-12 & 1pm-5.30) and on Saturday 25 February (10am-1pm).

You can place bids in four different ways:

  1. In our room Platform, Verlatstraat 18, Antwerp.
    You receive a bid number after registration at the front desk, from 30 minutes before the start of the auction.
    Commission = 25%
  2. Online: you can submet a ‘prebid’ or you can bid alonag ‘live’ during the auction.
    There are 3 platforms you can use: Bernaerts Live or the app ‘Auctioneers Bernaerts, Invaluable of Drouotonline 
    During the auction, you log in to follow the auction live and to place your bids.
    Commission = 28%
  3. Place with your Bernaerts Account a written bid via the online catalogue or mail a completed form to info(at) at the latest 12h prior to the live auction.
    The auctioneer will try to acquire your lot at the most advantageous price possible.
    Commission = 25%
  4. Request with your Bernaerts Account a telephone line via the online catalogue or mail a completed telephone bid form to info(at), at the latest 12h prior to the live auction.
    One of our team members will call you during the auction to bid live.
    Commission = 25%