Johannes Võerahansu

1902 - 1980

Mees potikedraga. 1930

Oil on plywood. 59 x 47 cm
Starting price 4 474 (sold)


Johannes Võerahansu "Mees potikedraga"

Johannes Võerahansu’s becoming of an artist is undoubtedly strange. Educational road, which seems at the first glance straightforward and the continuation of art studies at the beginning of the 1920ies at Ants Laikmaa went nicely as planned, already took place the first exhibitions together with other Laikmaa students and in the review were separately mentioned Võerahansu’s landscapes. Still, this period was followed by a breaking line with the duration of ten years, an apparent staying away from art and concentration on different jobs. This also includes working during the period of 1930-1932 in the ceramics and brick factory at Türi.
“Mees pottsepakedraga” belongs to Võerahansu’s extremely rare creational period. This has most probably been painted during the time Võerahansu already studied in “Pallas” and the number of works, which were painted then and which have preserved until now is almost non-existent. While talking about the present painting, there are mainly two aspects that make us wonder. Firstly the clear stressing of the skilful painting technique, the unconcealed talent, which is most vividly reflected in the composition and enjoyable colour inebriation. But the second aspect is more personal and most prabably even deeper. It makes us wonder, how Võerahansu has decided to reflect through this painting himself and his working at a job, being so far from painting. This is an honest and slightly melancholic glance back into himself during the time, when the official art status was still waiting ahead.

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Appearance in auctions

Saaremaa Landscape
Johannes Võerahansu
Saaremaa Landscape
1953. Oil, cardboard 38 x 55 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN ART CLASSICS AUCTION: TIMELESS VISIONS Haus Gallery 04.11.2023
3 900
Final price: 5 100
Saaremaa Motif
Johannes Võerahansu
Saaremaa Motif
1939. Oil, plywood 19.6 x 26.9 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN ART CLASSICS AUCTION: TIMELESS VISIONS Haus Gallery 04.11.2023
2 100
Final price: 2 100
Summer Flowers in a Vase
Johannes Võerahansu
Summer Flowers in a Vase
1952. Oil, cardboard 50 x 65.5 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN ART CLASSICS AUCTION: TIMELESS VISIONS Haus Gallery 04.11.2023
4 400
Final price: 17 100
Parisian View
Johannes Võerahansu
Parisian View
1939. Watercolor, mixed media Lm 17 x 27 cm (framed)
AUCTION OF ESTONIAN GRAPHICS AND DRAWINGS Haus Gallery 10.05.2023
1 200
Final price: 2 100
Peasant Dance
Johannes Võerahansu
Peasant Dance
1962. Charcoal, paper Vm 41.6 x 59.3 cm (framed)
AUCTION OF ESTONIAN GRAPHICS AND DRAWINGS Haus Gallery 10.05.2023
1 300
Final price: 1 300
Globeflowers
Johannes Võerahansu
Globeflowers
1975. Charcoal, paper Vm 99 x 68 cm (framed)
AUCTION OF ESTONIAN GRAPHICS AND DRAWINGS Haus Gallery 10.05.2023
2 600
Final price: 3 600
Early Spring Landscape
Johannes Võerahansu
Early Spring Landscape
1941. Oil, canvas on plywood 49.5 x 39.5 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN ART AUCTION - MID-19TH CENTURY TO 1965 Haus Gallery 06.05.2023
4 900
Final price: 10 200
The Nurse
Johannes Võerahansu
The Nurse
1940. Oil, canvas 110 x 100 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN ART AUCTION - MID-19TH CENTURY TO 1965 Haus Gallery 06.05.2023
14 000
Final price:
Field Flowers in a Vase
Johannes Võerahansu
Field Flowers in a Vase
1959. Oil, canvas on cardboard 81 x 64.5 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN ART AUCTION - MID-19TH CENTURY TO 1965 Haus Gallery 06.05.2023
6 600
Final price: 25 200
Red Factory
Johannes Võerahansu
Red Factory
1946. Oil, plywood 39 x 60 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN ART AUCTION - MID-19TH CENTURY TO 1965 Haus Gallery 06.05.2023
4 100
Final price: 9 000
Yellow Roses in a Vase
Johannes Võerahansu
Yellow Roses in a Vase
1952. Oil, plywood 46 x 38 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN ART AUCTION - MID-19TH CENTURY TO 1965 Haus Gallery 06.05.2023
4 400
Final price: 13 600
Selfportrait
Johannes Võerahansu
Selfportrait
1944. Oli, plywood 26.2 x 21.8 cm (framed)
EARLIER ART CLASSICS Haus Gallery 29.10.2022
3 100
Final price: 3 500
Flowers
Johannes Võerahansu
Flowers
1946-1954. Oil, plywood 84 x 62.7 cm (framed)
EARLIER ART CLASSICS Haus Gallery 29.10.2022
6 800
Final price: 14 100
Tale Telling
Johannes Võerahansu
Tale Telling
1950s. Oil, canvas 73 x 116 cm (framed)
EARLIER ART CLASSICS - Saturday, May 14th 15:00 Haus Gallery 14.05.2022
8 000
Final price: 8 000
Landscape With Windmill
Johannes Võerahansu
Landscape With Windmill
1935. Oil, canvas 60 x 85 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN EARLIER ART CLASSICS AUCTION - FALL 2021 Haus Gallery 06.11.2021
12 000
Final price: 21 500
Winter in South Estonia
Johannes Võerahansu
Winter in South Estonia
1948. Oil, plywood 52 x 73 cm (framed)
ESTONIAN EARLIER ART CLASSICS AUCTION - FALL 2021 Haus Gallery 06.11.2021
3 200
Final price: 7 400
Sheep Shearer
Johannes Võerahansu
Sheep Shearer
1938. Oil, canvas 59 x 79 cm (framed)
EESTI VANEMA KUNSTI KLASSIKA OKSJON Haus Gallery 07.05.2021

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Lying Boy
Johannes Võerahansu
Lying Boy
1975. Graphite, paper Vm 34.3 x 72.2 cm (framed)
EESTI VANEMA KUNSTI KLASSIKA OKSJON Haus Gallery 07.05.2021
1 600
Final price:
Conversation on the Street
Johannes Võerahansu
Conversation on the Street
1942-1943. Oil, plywood 37 x 56.5 cm (framed)
EESTI VANEMA KUNSTI KLASSIKA OKSJON Haus Gallery 07.05.2021
4 900
Final price: 15 200
Rukkilõikus
Johannes Võerahansu
Rukkilõikus
1938. Oil, canvas 99 x 119 cm (framed)
SPRING 2020 Haus Gallery 15.05.2020
13 400
Final price: 44 500
Tuulikud Saaremaal
Johannes Võerahansu
Tuulikud Saaremaal
1920s. Watercolor 29.7 x 32.5 cm (framed)
SPRING 2020 Haus Gallery 15.05.2020
1 700
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Autoportree
Johannes Võerahansu
Autoportree
1942. oil, plywood 26 x 19 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY'S AUTUMN AUCTION 2019 Haus Gallery 04.10.2019-31.10.2019
1 300
Final price: 1 650
(sold)"> (sold)Lõuna-Eesti maastik järvega
Johannes Võerahansu
Lõuna-Eesti maastik järvega
1963. oil, cardboard 49.5 x 69.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY'S AUTUMN AUCTION 2019 Haus Gallery 04.10.2019-31.10.2019
3 800
Final price: 3 800
(sold)"> (sold)Talulapsed
Johannes Võerahansu
Talulapsed
1976-1977. Charcoal pencil, paper 59.3 x 77 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY'S AUTUMN AUCTION 2019 Haus Gallery 04.10.2019-31.10.2019
2 600
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Natüürmort samovari ja paletiga
Johannes Võerahansu
Natüürmort samovari ja paletiga
1934-1935. oil, canvas on cardboard 67.9 x 87.4 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's spring auction Haus Gallery 25.04.2019

Final price: 6 200
(sold)"> (sold)Notre-Dame'i katedraal Pariisis
Johannes Võerahansu
Notre-Dame'i katedraal Pariisis
1945. Oil, plywood 45.5 x 52 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's Autumn Auction Haus Gallery 01.11.2018
13 000
Final price: 13 000
(sold)"> (sold)Autoportree
Johannes Võerahansu
Autoportree
1953. Oil, canvas 65 x 50 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's spring auction Haus Gallery 27.04.2018
5 200
Final price: 7 600
(sold)"> (sold)Läänemaa motiiv
Johannes Võerahansu
Läänemaa motiiv
1930. Oil, canvas 100 x 120 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery's spring auction Haus Gallery 27.04.2018
16 800
Final price: 31 200
Kullerkupud aknal
Johannes Võerahansu
Kullerkupud aknal
1967. 3 vm 42.6 x 60.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XLI AUCTION. SPRING 2017 Haus Gallery 04.04.2017-30.11.1999
1 500
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Maastik
1952. oil on plywood 33 x 46 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXIX AUCTION 2016 spring Haus Gallery 30.03.2016
1 400
Final price: 1 400
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik taluga
Johannes Võerahansu
Maastik taluga
1923. gouache, watercolor on paper vm 33 x 48 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXIX AUCTION 2016 spring Haus Gallery 30.03.2016
1 800
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Sombune päev
Johannes Võerahansu
Sombune päev
1943. oil on plywood 46.2 x 58.3 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
2 900
Final price: 2 900
(sold)"> (sold)Kaberneeme
Johannes Võerahansu
Kaberneeme
1926. watercolor vm 39 x 68.3 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
2 500
Final price: 2 500
(sold)"> (sold)Kaberneeme küla
Johannes Võerahansu
Kaberneeme küla
1926. watercolor vm 37 x 64 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
2 500
Final price: 2 500
Ehitus
Johannes Võerahansu
Ehitus
1945-1950. oil on cardboard 44 x 71 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
3 100
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Lõuna-Eesti maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Lõuna-Eesti maastik
1920-1930. watercolor lm 33.8 x 43.4 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII AUCTION autumn Haus Gallery 08.10.2015-30.11.1999
1 200
Final price: 1 525
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik taluga
Johannes Võerahansu
Maastik taluga
1950-1960. oil on plywood 20.5 x 38.2 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXVII AUCTION 2015 SPRING Haus Gallery 06.04.2015
1 500
Final price:
Natüürmort õuntega
Johannes Võerahansu
Natüürmort õuntega
1956. oil on plywood 50 x 64.7 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXVII AUCTION 2015 SPRING Haus Gallery 06.04.2015
3 200
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Lõuna-Eesti maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Lõuna-Eesti maastik
1920-1930. watercolor lm 33.8 x 43.4 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXVII AUCTION 2015 SPRING Haus Gallery 06.04.2015
1 200
Final price:
Pühajärve vaade
Johannes Võerahansu
Pühajärve vaade
1950-1960. oil on cardboard 49.5 x 69.7 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXVI ART AUCTION. 2014 autumn Haus Gallery 06.10.2014
2 700
Final price:
Saaremaa motiiv
Johannes Võerahansu
Saaremaa motiiv
1945. oil on plywood 35.8 x 44 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXXV ART AUCTION Haus Gallery 25.04.2014
1 600
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Kallaste motiiv
Johannes Võerahansu
Kallaste motiiv
1948-1949. oil on plywood 29 x 50 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 25.10.2013
1 900
Final price:
Õu
Johannes Võerahansu
Õu
1955-1960. oil on cardboard 45.5 x 65 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 28.03.2013
2 900
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Saaremaa rand
Johannes Võerahansu
Saaremaa rand
1959. oil on canvas 80 x 115.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXX ART AUCTION 2011 autumn Haus Gallery 14.10.2011
2 960
Final price: 5 100
(sold)"> (sold)Rukkilõikus Saaremaal
Johannes Võerahansu
Rukkilõikus Saaremaal
1939. oil on canvas 98 x 150 cm (framed)
Haus Gallery 02.05.2011-04.05.2011
6 200
Final price: 6 655
Uus Elu I (Raikküla maastik)
Johannes Võerahansu
Uus Elu I (Raikküla maastik)
1951. pencil km 21.5 x 34.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIV ART AUCTION 2009 spring Haus Gallery 28.04.2009
575
Final price:
Uus Elu II (Mootorsaag)
Johannes Võerahansu
Uus Elu II (Mootorsaag)
1951. pencil km 19.3 x 30 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIV ART AUCTION 2009 spring Haus Gallery 28.04.2009
575
Final price:
Varakevadine mets (pöördel teos nr. 24)
Johannes Võerahansu
Varakevadine mets (pöördel teos nr. 24)
1940-1945. oil on canvas 46 x 55 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXIV ART AUCTION 2009 spring Haus Gallery 28.04.2009

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(sold)"> (sold)Lõuna - Eesti maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Lõuna - Eesti maastik
1940-1960. 49 x 69.8 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XXII ART AUCTION 2008 spring. Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 22.04.2008
2 493
Final price: 2 493
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Maastik
1956. oil, plywood 22.9 x 42.4 cm
HAUS GALLERY XXI ART AUCTION 2007 autumn Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 23.10.2007
1 342
Final price: 3 387
(sold)"> (sold)Vana-Saaluse järved
Johannes Võerahansu
Vana-Saaluse järved
1955. oil, plywood 50.8 x 73 cm
HAUS GALLERY XXI ART AUCTION 2007 autumn Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 23.10.2007
3 004
Final price: 3 963
(sold)"> (sold)Ohverdamine
Johannes Võerahansu
Ohverdamine
1930. Oil, cardboard 55 x 56.5 cm (framed)
HAUS GALLERY XX ART AUCTION, 2007 spring Old Masters Paintings Haus Gallery 15.04.2007-24.04.2007
3 451
Final price: 3 451
(sold)"> (sold)Kolga-Aabla vaade
Johannes Võerahansu
Kolga-Aabla vaade
1974. Coal Lm. 32 x 44 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Old Masters Graphics and Drawing Haus Gallery 20.04.2006
639
Final price: 703
Maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Maastik
1940. Oil, cardboard 38 x 46 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Old Masters Painting Haus Gallery 20.04.2006
3 196
Final price:
Maastik rukkihakkidega
Johannes Võerahansu
Maastik rukkihakkidega
1941. Oil, veneer 38 x 45 cm (not framed)
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Old Masters Painting Haus Gallery 20.04.2006
383
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Maastik Tartu lähistel
Johannes Võerahansu
Maastik Tartu lähistel
1940. Oil, veneer 57 x 72 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIII ART AUCTION, 2006 spring. Old Masters Painting Haus Gallery 20.04.2006
3 259
Final price: 3 899
(sold)"> (sold)Karjaõu
Johannes Võerahansu
Karjaõu
1974. Coal, paper Vm. 65 x 95 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
1 150
Final price: 1 598
(sold)"> (sold)Turbalõikus
Johannes Võerahansu
Turbalõikus
undated. Oil on cardboard 39 x 61 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVIth ART AUCTION, 2005 spring Haus Gallery 25.04.2005
3 132
Final price: 3 132
(sold)"> (sold)Mees potikedraga
Johannes Võerahansu
Mees potikedraga
1930. Oil on plywood 59 x 47 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVth ART AUCTION, 2004 autumn Haus Gallery 21.10.2004
1 726
Final price: 4 474
(sold)"> (sold)Tartu vaade
Johannes Võerahansu
Tartu vaade
1960. Oil on cardboard 47 x 71 cm
HAUS GALLERY XVth ART AUCTION, 2004 autumn Haus Gallery 21.10.2004
2 684
Final price: 2 812
(sold)"> (sold)Päevalilled
Johannes Võerahansu
Päevalilled
1946. Oil on plywood 73 x 59 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIVth ART AUCTION, 2004 spring Haus Gallery 04.04.2004
2 429
Final price: 3 867
(sold)"> (sold)Talu männiga
Johannes Võerahansu
Talu männiga
1923. Gouache, tempera, paper 34 x 50 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIIIth ART AUCTION 2003 autumn Haus Gallery 23.10.2003
1 598
Final price: 1 981
(sold)"> (sold)Linnavaade
Johannes Võerahansu
Linnavaade
1936. Oil on canvas 48 x 69 cm
HAUS GALLERY XIIIth ART AUCTION 2003 autumn Haus Gallery 23.10.2003
2 045
Final price: 4 154
(sold)"> (sold)Saaremaa maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Saaremaa maastik
1956. Oil on canvas 54 x 80 cm
HAUS / XI AUCTION, 2002 autumn Haus Gallery 24.10.2002
1 342
Final price: 1 917
Hobulaid. (Haapsalu seeriast).
Johannes Võerahansu
Hobulaid. (Haapsalu seeriast).
1965. 60 x 83 cm
HAUS / X AUCTION, 2002 spring Haus Gallery 09.05.2002
1 150
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Uue-Saluse maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Uue-Saluse maastik
1943. Oil on plywood
HAUS / VIII AUCTION, 2001 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.2001
1 214
Final price: 1 949
Rukkilõikus Lõuna-Eestis
Johannes Võerahansu
Rukkilõikus Lõuna-Eestis
1949. Oil on canvas 113 x 159 cm
HAUS / VII AUCTION, 2000 autumn Haus Gallery 26.10.2000
3 899
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Otepää maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Otepää maastik
1944. Oil on canvas 89 x 126 cm
HAUS / VI AUCTION, 2000 spring Haus Gallery 27.04.2000
3 451
Final price: 3 451
Saaremaa maastik
Johannes Võerahansu
Saaremaa maastik
1957. Oil on canvas 73 x 115 cm
HAUS / V AUCTION, 1999 autumn Haus Gallery 12.10.1999
1 342
Final price:
Autoportree
Johannes Võerahansu
Autoportree
1954. Oil on plywood 30 x 24 cm (not framed)
HAUS / IV AUCTION, 1999 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.1999-24.04.1999
1 214
Final price:
(sold)"> (sold)Talgulised
Johannes Võerahansu
Talgulised
1950. Oil on cardboard 27 x 47 cm
HAUS / IV AUCTION, 1999 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.1999-24.04.1999
1 342
Final price: 1 342
(sold)"> (sold)Alepõletajad
Johannes Võerahansu
Alepõletajad
1946. Oil on canvas 90 x 100 cm
HAUS / IV AUCTION, 1999 spring Haus Gallery 26.04.1999-24.04.1999
2 429
Final price: 2 429
(sold)"> (sold)AUTOPORTREE
Johannes Võerahansu
AUTOPORTREE
1953. 65 x 50 cm (not framed)
HAUS / II AUCTION, 1998 spring Haus Gallery 25.05.1998
543
Final price: 697

Appearance in exhibitions

A View Of A Farm House
Johannes Võerahansu
A View Of A Farm House
1942. Oil, plywood 64 x 84 cm (framed)
WORKS FROM TWO PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Haus Gallery 15.02.2023-13.03.2023

Sheep Shearer
Johannes Võerahansu
Sheep Shearer
1938. Oil, canvas 59 x 79 cm (framed)
WORKS FROM TWO PRIVATE COLLECTIONS Haus Gallery 15.02.2023-13.03.2023

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