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Hermanus Koekkoek jr.artist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1836-1909 Londen

biography of Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

Of the four sons of Hermanus Koekkoek Sr, the oldest, Hermanus Jr, followed in the footsteps of his father, and with that of his grandfather. As usual in the Koekkoek family, he learned the trade from his father. After that he painted romantic seascapes with ships for at least twenty years, both in wild and calm water. The painter seems to have a great preference for a strong breeze in which the ships can barely keep course on turbulent waves. Like his father and grandfather, he sold a lot of work in England and this is probably why he was regularly found in London from the 1960s. In 1869 Hermanus jr moved permanently to this city, where he started an art trade and developed into one of the leading traders of his time. He mainly sold romantic paintings: masterpieces by his father Hermanus, his brother Barend Cornelis, his cousin Willem and his own navies. It is also known that he traded work by, for example, the landscape painter W. de Haas Hemken, by J.M.H. ten Kate and in the mid-seventies also the expensive and beloved cityscape painter Cornelis Springer. In this English period, the painter's work shows similarities with that of the Hague School painters, in particular by Jacob Maris, due to the looser touch and attention to a more atmospheric depiction of the Dutch landscape. His subjects then expand with Dutch beach scenes with bombs that are geared to the English market, cities on the water under high cloudy skies and ships off the English coast. He usually signs his paintings with 'J. van Couver'.


previously for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Koekkoek jr. H.


Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | A harbour with a windmill, oil on canvas, 45.8 x 61.1 cm, signed l.r. with pseudonym 'J. van Couver'

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

A harbour with a windmill

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | A sailing vessel at sea with Texel in the distance, oil on canvas, 65.2 x 94.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1859

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

A sailing vessel at sea with Texel in the distance

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Along the Vecht, oil on canvas, 75.0 x 86.0 cm, signed l.l. with pseudonym 'Jan van Couver'

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Along the Vecht

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | An elegant company by a 'bomschuit', oil on panel, 38.5 x 27.2 cm, signed l.l.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

An elegant company by a 'bomschuit'

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | At sea in a storm, oil on canvas, 58.4 x 91.7 cm, signed l.r.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

At sea in a storm

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Entering the harbour in a storm, oil on canvas, 84.6 x 128.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1860

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Entering the harbour in a storm

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Entering the harbour with a strong breeze, oil on panel, 30.3 x 45.7 cm, signed l.l.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Entering the harbour with a strong breeze

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Fishing boats off the coast, oil on canvas, 66.0 x 91.0 cm, signed l.l.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Fishing boats off the coast

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Fishing boats off the coast, oil on canvas, 76.1 x 121.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1863

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Fishing boats off the coast

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Fishing boats on wild seas, oil on canvas, 113.0 x 166.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1859

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Fishing boats on wild seas

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Picnic in the dunes, oil on canvas, 30.5 x 43.4 cm, signed l.l.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Picnic in the dunes

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Sailing boat in distress, oil on panel, 21.2 x 25.9 cm, signed l.r.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Sailing boat in distress

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Sailing vessels in a fresh breeze, oil on panel, 18.4 x 24.8 cm, signed l.l. with monogram and dated 1856

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Sailing vessels in a fresh breeze

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Sailing vessels in choppy seas, oil on canvas, 30.0 x 45.2 cm, signed l.l.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Sailing vessels in choppy seas

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Sailing vessels off the English coast, oil on canvas, 60.9 x 91.5 cm, signed l.r.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Sailing vessels off the English coast

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Shipping at the harbour mouth, oil on canvas, 38.5 x 54.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1859

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Shipping at the harbour mouth

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Shipping in an estuary in calm weather, oil on canvas, 42.7 x 60.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated '54

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Shipping in an estuary in calm weather

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Shipping off the coast, oil on panel, 78.5 x 120.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1868

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Shipping off the coast

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Vessels caught in a squall, oil on panel, 30.7 x 44.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1862

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • previously for sale

Vessels caught in a squall


for salepaintings, watercolours and drawings by Koekkoek jr. H.


Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | A view of a town on a river, watercolour on paper, 50.9 x 75.8 cm, signed l.r. with pseudonym 'J. van Couver'

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

watercolour • drawing • for sale

A view of a town on a river

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Mending the nets in stormy weather, oil on panel, 18.8 x 33.0 cm, signed l.l.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • for sale

Mending the nets in stormy weather

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Sailing ships on a choppy sea, oil on canvas, 25.3 x 35.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1860

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • for sale

Sailing ships on a choppy sea, 1860

Hermanus Koekkoek jr. | Sailing vessels in choppy waters, oil on canvas, 33.1 x 51.0 cm, signed l.l.

Hermanus Koekkoek jr.

painting • for sale

Sailing vessels in choppy waters


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