The work of Pieter Hendrik Koekkoek is much less known in our country than that of his cousins and contemporaries. The reason may lie in the fact that he alternately stayed in Holland and England, and after 1890 also lived abroad for a long time. As the only son of Marinus Adrianus, he was trained as a romantic landscape painter after 1855 by his father. His artistic legacy is reflected in the work he made in the 1960s and 1970s: finely elaborated tree-rich landscapes with farmers, travelers and fishermen in romantic lighting. In doing so, he deliberately ignored the incipient impressionism of the painters in The Hague, Oosterbeek and Laren. In the following English period, the painter opted for a more realistic style, although he kept to forest views and winter landscapes. Pieter Hendrik usually signed his paintings with 'H.P. Koekkoek'.