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Hermanus Koekkoekartist • painterMiddelburg 1815-1882 Haarlem

biography of Hermanus Koekkoek

Hermanus Koekkoek sr, the youngest son of marine painter Johannes Hermanus, succeeded his father as a sea painter when his older brother Johannes died in 1831. In 1832 one could see his 'churning water' for the first time at the Exhibition of Living Masters in Amsterdam, and this showed that his left-handedness did not hinder his talent. Hermanus sr was born in Middelburg, then lived in Durgerdam on the Zuiderzee, and then moved to Amsterdam in 1832 or 1833. There he had a very successful career as a painter of sea, beach and river views for fifty years. Ships in stormy weather, on rippling waves or on smooth water were his specialty. In addition, he painted some wooded landscapes. In the work of Hermanus, the influence of father Johannes Hermanus is evident in the detailed representation of the vessels, the characterful drawing of the water and the lively, narrative upholstery. With a fine brushstroke and the same eye for detail, he painted the daily life of the fishing people on the ships. Buyers liked such realistic details at the time. Like his father, he sold a lot of work abroad, especially to England. In addition to the Zeeland waters, the painter also found inspiration in and around the Zuiderzee, the current IJsselmeer, which was busy at the time by professional ships and offered a completely different look than now. He taught the art of painting to his sons Hermanus jr, Jan H.B. Koekkoek and Willem, and also taught in Amsterdam the later sea painter Willem Gruyter jr, who was only two years younger than him.


for salepaintings by Koekkoek H.


Koekkoek H.  | A Dutch sailing boat setting sail near a harbour entrance, oil on canvas, 32.1 x 46.9 cm, signed l.r.Koekkoek H.

A Dutch sailing boat setting sail near a harbour entrance, oil on canvas, 32.1 x 46.9 cm, signed l.r.

Koekkoek H.  | A fishing boat setting sail, oil on canvas, 34.7 x 48.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1849Koekkoek H.

A fishing boat setting sail, oil on canvas, 34.7 x 48.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1849

Koekkoek H.  | Gathering the nets on a stormy sea, oil on canvas, 67.4 x 100.7 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

Gathering the nets on a stormy sea, oil on canvas, 67.4 x 100.7 cm, signed l.l.

Koekkoek H.  | Sailing tjalk in sturdy weather, oil on panel, 22.1 x 32.0 cm, signed c.r. on the houseKoekkoek H.

Sailing tjalk in sturdy weather, oil on panel, 22.1 x 32.0 cm, signed c.r. on the house

Koekkoek H.  | Sailing vessels in choppy coastal waters, oil on panel, 18.7 x 24.8 cm, signed l.l. with initialsKoekkoek H.

Sailing vessels in choppy coastal waters, oil on panel, 18.7 x 24.8 cm, signed l.l. with initials

Koekkoek H.  | Ships and fishermen on the French coast, oil on canvas, 45.1 x 76.7 cm, signed l.r.Koekkoek H.

Ships and fishermen on the French coast, oil on canvas, 45.1 x 76.7 cm, signed l.r.

Koekkoek H.  | Ships on a choppy sea, oil on canvas, 33.2 x 48.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated '62Koekkoek H.

Ships on a choppy sea, oil on canvas, 33.2 x 48.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated '62

Koekkoek H.  | Sunset on the Dutch coast, oil on tin laid down on panel, 9.8 x 14.7 cm, signed l.l. with initialsKoekkoek H.

Sunset on the Dutch coast, oil on tin laid down on panel, 9.8 x 14.7 cm, signed l.l. with initials


previously for salepaintings by Koekkoek H.


Koekkoek H.  | Avondstemming met vissers op de oever, oil on canvas, 36.7 x 58.4 cm, gesigneerd r.o.Koekkoek H.

Avondstemming met vissers op de oever, oil on canvas, 36.7 x 58.4 cm, gesigneerd r.o.

Koekkoek H.  | A barquentine in a storm off the coast, oil on panel, 21.9 x 29.5 cm, signed l.r. with initialsKoekkoek H.

A barquentine in a storm off the coast, oil on panel, 21.9 x 29.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Koekkoek H.  | A calm river with ships and a moored houseboat, oil on canvas, 38.4 x 56.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1863Koekkoek H.

A calm river with ships and a moored houseboat, oil on canvas, 38.4 x 56.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1863

Koekkoek H.  | A coastal scene with anchored fishing boats, oil on canvas, 24.0 x 32.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1849Koekkoek H.

A coastal scene with anchored fishing boats, oil on canvas, 24.0 x 32.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1849

Koekkoek H.  | A river landscape at sunset, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 52.3 cm, signed l.l. and on a label on the reverse and dated 1845Koekkoek H.

A river landscape at sunset, oil on canvas, 40.5 x 52.3 cm, signed l.l. and on a label on the reverse and dated 1845

Koekkoek H.  | A river landscape with a shipyard, oil on canvas, 47.4 x 74.9 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

A river landscape with a shipyard, oil on canvas, 47.4 x 74.9 cm, signed l.l.

Koekkoek H.  | A river landscape with a steamboat, oil on panel, 16.0 x 24.0 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

A river landscape with a steamboat, oil on panel, 16.0 x 24.0 cm, signed l.l.

Koekkoek H.  | A river landscape with sailing vessels, oil on canvas, 36.2 x 57.0 cm, signed l.r.Koekkoek H.

A river landscape with sailing vessels, oil on canvas, 36.2 x 57.0 cm, signed l.r.

Koekkoek H.  | A river view, oil on panel, 32.1 x 43.6 cm, signed l.l. with monogram (on driftwood)Koekkoek H.

A river view, oil on panel, 32.1 x 43.6 cm, signed l.l. with monogram (on driftwood)

Koekkoek H.  | A rowing boat on a river by stormy weather, oil on panel, 14.7 x 22.1 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

A rowing boat on a river by stormy weather, oil on panel, 14.7 x 22.1 cm, signed l.l.

Koekkoek H.  | A vessel in stormy waters, oil on panel, 13.8 x 21.0 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

A vessel in stormy waters, oil on panel, 13.8 x 21.0 cm, signed l.l.

Koekkoek H.  | A wooded landscape with a stream and shed, oil on panel, 14.1 x 20.1 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

A wooded landscape with a stream and shed, oil on panel, 14.1 x 20.1 cm, signed l.l.

Koekkoek H.  | Coming ashore, oil on panel, 12.9 x 19.3 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

Coming ashore, oil on panel, 12.9 x 19.3 cm, signed l.l.

Koekkoek H.  | Fishing boats off the coast, oil on canvas, 31.9 x 43.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1859Koekkoek H.

Fishing boats off the coast, oil on canvas, 31.9 x 43.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1859

Koekkoek H.  | Fishing boats on a choppy sea near Vlissingen, oil on panel, 17.0 x 23.5 cm, signed l.r. with initialsKoekkoek H.

Fishing boats on a choppy sea near Vlissingen, oil on panel, 17.0 x 23.5 cm, signed l.r. with initials

Koekkoek H.  | Folding of the sails, oil on panel, 19.3 x 26.3 cm, signed l.r.Koekkoek H.

Folding of the sails, oil on panel, 19.3 x 26.3 cm, signed l.r.

Koekkoek H.  | Hunters on a path, oil on panel, 28.7 x 43.8 cm, signed l.c.Koekkoek H.

Hunters on a path, oil on panel, 28.7 x 43.8 cm, signed l.c.

Koekkoek H.  | Land folk near a ruin, oil on panel, 17.4 x 20.4 cm, signed l.c. and dated '59Koekkoek H.

Land folk near a ruin, oil on panel, 17.4 x 20.4 cm, signed l.c. and dated '59

Koekkoek H.  | Loading the scooner at calm weather, oil on canvas, 39.0 x 55.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1849Koekkoek H.

Loading the scooner at calm weather, oil on canvas, 39.0 x 55.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1849

Koekkoek H.  | Observing fishermen outside the Abcouder Slot, oil on panel, 17.5 x 21.5 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated '59Koekkoek H.

Observing fishermen outside the Abcouder Slot, oil on panel, 17.5 x 21.5 cm, signed l.l. with initials and dated '59

Koekkoek H.  | Returning fishing ship, oil on panel, 23.0 x 35.0 cm, signed l.r.Koekkoek H.

Returning fishing ship, oil on panel, 23.0 x 35.0 cm, signed l.r.

Koekkoek H.  | Sailing vessels near the coast, oil on canvas, 55.6 x 75.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1858Koekkoek H.

Sailing vessels near the coast, oil on canvas, 55.6 x 75.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1858

Koekkoek H.  | Sailing vessels off the coast in choppy seas, oil on canvas, 46.1 x 76.6 cm, signed l.c.Koekkoek H.

Sailing vessels off the coast in choppy seas, oil on canvas, 46.1 x 76.6 cm, signed l.c.

Koekkoek H.  | Shipping in a calm, oil on panel, 21.5 x 27.6 cm, signed l.l. and painted between 1833-1836Koekkoek H.

Shipping in a calm, oil on panel, 21.5 x 27.6 cm, signed l.l. and painted between 1833-1836

Koekkoek H.  | Shipping in a calm, oil on panel, 17.1 x 25.7 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

Shipping in a calm, oil on panel, 17.1 x 25.7 cm, signed l.l.

Koekkoek H.  | Shipping in a calm at sunset, oil on canvas, 37.3 x 54.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '47Koekkoek H.

Shipping in a calm at sunset, oil on canvas, 37.3 x 54.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated '47

Koekkoek H.  | Shipping in a stiff breeze, oil on canvas, 37.1 x 58.3 cm, signed l.r.Koekkoek H.

Shipping in a stiff breeze, oil on canvas, 37.1 x 58.3 cm, signed l.r.

Koekkoek H.  | Shipping off a jetty, oil on panel, 11.9 x 14.7 cm, signed l.l. with initialsKoekkoek H.

Shipping off a jetty, oil on panel, 11.9 x 14.7 cm, signed l.l. with initials

Koekkoek H.  | Shipping off the coast near the Muiderslot, oil on panel, 29.5 x 40.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1842Koekkoek H.

Shipping off the coast near the Muiderslot, oil on panel, 29.5 x 40.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1842

Koekkoek H.  | Shipwreck near a rocky coast, oil on panel, 42.5 x 55.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1834Koekkoek H.

Shipwreck near a rocky coast, oil on panel, 42.5 x 55.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1834

Koekkoek H.  | Smack on the Zuiderzee, oil on canvas, 38.5 x 55.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1849Koekkoek H.

Smack on the Zuiderzee, oil on canvas, 38.5 x 55.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1849

Koekkoek H.  | The wind is dropping, oil on canvas, 33.0 x 49.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1863Koekkoek H.

The wind is dropping, oil on canvas, 33.0 x 49.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1863

Koekkoek H.  | Unloading the catch, oil on panel, 18.8 x 28.4 cm, signed l.c.Koekkoek H.

Unloading the catch, oil on panel, 18.8 x 28.4 cm, signed l.c.

Koekkoek H.  | Vessel by a jetty, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 26.3 x 36.0 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

Vessel by a jetty, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 26.3 x 36.0 cm, signed l.l.

Koekkoek H.  | Vessels on a breezy day, oil on canvas, 36.5 x 58.2 cm, signed l.r.Koekkoek H.

Vessels on a breezy day, oil on canvas, 36.5 x 58.2 cm, signed l.r.

Koekkoek H.  | bringing in the fishing boat, oil on panel, 19.1 x 26.2 cm, signed l.l.Koekkoek H.

bringing in the fishing boat, oil on panel, 19.1 x 26.2 cm, signed l.l.


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