Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek
Veere 1778-1851 Amsterdam
Shipwreck off the coast
oil on panel 34.1 x 47.7 cm, signed l.c. and painted ca. 1810
This framed painting is for sale.
price band: € 10,000 - € 15,000
Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek is considered the founding father of the well-known Koekkoek painting dynasty. He trained at the classical oriented Drawing Academy of Middelburg while working at the wallpaper factory of Thomas Gaal. He then specialized in painting elaborately worked-out townscapes with water, and seascapes in particular. He was among the first artists of the early 19th century to be inspired by the marine painters of the Dutch Golden Age. His paintings reveal that he had a great understanding of the different types of ships that navigated Zeeland’s open waterways at the time.