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Willem Gerard Hofker

Willem Gerard Hofker 威廉·傑拉德·賀夫卡 | Naar de Passer 去市場

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May 27, 03:23 AM GMT


260,000 - 350,000 HKD

Lot Details


Willem Gerard Hofker

1902 - 1981

Naar de Passer

pastel, charcoal and gouache on paper

signed W.G. Hofker, inscribed Bali and dated 1939 (upper right); titled Naar de Passer (lower left) 

unframed: 32 by 51.5 cm; 12 ¾ by 20 ¼ in. 

framed: 36 by 55.5 cm; 14 ¼ by 21 ¾ in.



1902 - 1981年




W.G. Hofker

Bali 1939 (右上)

Naar de Passer (左下)

作品: 32 x 51.5 cm; 12 ¾ x 20 ¼ in.

畫框: 36 x 55.5 cm; 14 ¼ x 21 ¾ in.

Private Collection, Indonesia

Private Asian Collection (thence by descent from the above)



亞洲私人收藏 (繼承自上述來源 )

The young girl in the present work is Willem Gerard Hofker's model Ni Dablig. On the 27th of January 1939, Hofker sketched Ni Dablig, who was standing in a statuesque manner with a basket on her head, along with artists Frida Holleman (1908- 1999) and Piet Rezelman (1887-1964). For Piet Rezelman’s rendition of Ni Dablig, see Venduehuis der Notarissen, 12 September 2018, Lot 134.


During this time, Willem Gerard Hofker and his wife Maria lived in Den Pasar. The present lot would have been executed at his studio in his house, which was named Rumah Tebuh.

We thank Seline Hofker for her research and assistance with this catalog note.