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Donation & Auction: The collection of Maten & Van der Veer

It is already the second time in a year that the Royal Society of Friends of Asian Art has been donated a group of artworks, which may be auctioned for charity.
This time, it is Erik Maten (1944) and his partner Hans van der Veer (1951) who are still donating their entire art collection selflessly to the KVVAK during their lifetime.
They have been members of the Society for many years, whose collection is housed at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam; masterpieces from it are exhibited in alternating arrangements in the Asian Pavilion of the Rijks, built especially for this highly regarded collection.
Maten (Indologist and lawyer) and Van der Veer (metallographer) primarily collected South and Southeast Asian sculptures, especially bronzes, supplemented by some tangkas and Japanese scroll paintings and prints. *



Practical information

The auction of the pieces will take place on Tuesday 14 May after 2pm.
The viewing days are Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 April 10.00-17.00 and also Thursday 25 April – Friday 26 April 10.00-17.00 at auction house de Zwaan.

See here the catalogue

See the auction order

See here the website of De Zwaan auction house


*Excerpt text by old vice-chairman Renée Steenbergen