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Jan H.B. Koekkoekartist • painter • watercolourist • draughtsmanAmsterdam 1840-1912 Hilversum

biography of Johannes Hermanus Barend 'Jan H.B.' Koekkoek

Johannes Hermanus Barend, or 'Jan H.B. Koekkoek', was an interesting development as a painter. In 1859 he made his debut at the Exhibition of Living Masters in Amsterdam with a seascape entitled 'Whirling water with ships'. In it, he used the detailed elaboration that had become characteristic of the Koekkoek family and fine brushstroke. In 1864, at the age of 24, the painter exchanged his hometown Amsterdam for Hilversum, where not long before his uncles B.C. and M.A. had worked. Possibly under the influence of the impressionism of the Larense School that emerged in the Gooi region, his painting style gradually changes there. The fine, precise effect and barely distinguishable brush stroke make way for a faster, looser painting style. His choice of subject matter also changed and expanded in the eighties and nineties with fisherman scenes, beach scenes with bombs, shell fishermen and some polder landscapes. Subjects that were favorite with the painters of the Hague School. Jan H.B. in this Hilversum period, often on the back of a sealed authenticity statement with subject and date. Popular with the painter were the fishing towns around the Zuiderzee, along the North Sea coast - Egmond, Zandvoort, Scheveningen and Katwijk -, the Maas near Rotterdam and Veere in Zeeland. In addition to his 'modern' subjects, Jan H.B. also romantic shipwrecks, in which subject and style merge, as it were.

While the first and second generation painters of the Koekkoek family could still work in a relatively calm cultural climate, later generations were faced with a turbulent 'style struggle'. Due to the emergence from France of new art movements such as realism and impressionism, artists from the mid-19th century were forced to take a closer look at their working methods. Some chose to stick to their established style and theme, others took advantage of the turbulent bars of modern art movements, and allowed influences in their work. The remarkable change in style that occurred in the oeuvre of Jan H.B. visible is a reflection of the development that 19th-century painting also underwent in the Netherlands. He started as a romantic painter of seascapes, entirely in line with his father Hermanus sr, but eventually ended up with an impressionistic representation of the landscape: beach and seascapes, fishermen's scenes, river and polder views and scenes from farm life. His move in 1864 to Hilversum, in the center of the Gooi, home of the Laren School, is probably the main cause of his style change. The impressionistic sphere of influence he underwent here soon became visible in his work, which thematically fitted more closely with the Hague School.


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Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Werfje met vissersgezin, oil on panel, 31.7 x 48.0 cm, gesigneerd l.o. and gedateerd 1900

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Werfje met vissersgezin

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Zeilschepen op het IJ bij Amsterdam, watercolour on paper, 22.0 x 34.0 cm, gesigneerd l.o. and gedateerd 1865

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Zeilschepen op het IJ bij Amsterdam

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Vissen bij ochtendgloren, oil on panel, 126.0 x 127.3 cm

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Vissen bij ochtendgloren

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | 'Bomschuit' in the surf, oil on canvas, 80.0 x 53.5 cm, signed l.l.

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'Bomschuit' in the surf

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | 'Bomschuiten' on the beach, Katwijk aan Zee, oil on canvas, 50.4 x 70.1 cm, signed l.l. and on a label on the reverse

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'Bomschuiten' on the beach, Katwijk aan Zee

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | 'De Schie' near Overschie, oil on panel, 12.0 x 17.5 cm, signed l.l.

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'De Schie' near Overschie

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A 'bomschuit' on the beach, oil on canvas, 33.1 x 51.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1875

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A 'bomschuit' on the beach

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A Dutch 17th century warship on the IJ near Amsterdam, oil on canvas, 78.5 x 55.8 cm

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A Dutch 17th century warship on the IJ near Amsterdam

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A beach view, oil on panel, 32.8 x 49.1 cm, signed l.r.

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A beach view

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A busy day on the ice, oil on panel, 23.5 x 35.5 cm, signed l.r.

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A busy day on the ice

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A chat at the front door, Volendam, oil on panel, 25.2 x 19.7 cm, signed l.r. and dated '94

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A chat at the front door, Volendam

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A coastal landscape at sunset, oil on panel, 11.1 x 9.1 cm

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A coastal landscape at sunset

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A fisherman at work, oil on panel, 31.7 x 48.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1900

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A fisherman at work

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A fisherman at work, oil on panel, 32.2 x 42.4 cm, signed l.r.

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A fisherman at work

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A fisherman's family in the dunes, oil on panel, 24.7 x 34.9 cm, signed l.r.

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A fisherman's family in the dunes

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A fisherman's family on the beach of Scheveningen, oil on panel, 31.1 x 45.1 cm, signed l.r.

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A fisherman's family on the beach of Scheveningen

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A fishing boat on the beach, oil on canvas, 42.0 x 67.2 cm, signed l.r.

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A fishing boat on the beach

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A jetty at low tide, oil on panel, 12.4 x 18.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated '89

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A jetty at low tide

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A pleasure yacht sailing near Amsterdam, oil on canvas, 59.9 x 93.3 cm, signed l.l.

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A pleasure yacht sailing near Amsterdam

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A rocky coastal scene, oil on panel, 9.4 x 12.0 cm, signed l.l.

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A rocky coastal scene

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A sailing vessel in a calm, oil on panel, 8.4 x 11.0 cm, signed l.l.

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A sailing vessel in a calm

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A sailing vessel setting out, oil on panel, 12.0 x 18.3 cm, signed l.l.

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A sailing vessel setting out

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A three-master under full sail, oil on canvas, 42.5 x 66.7 cm, signed l.r.

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A three-master under full sail

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A vessel in distress, oil on panel, 8.4 x 11.1 cm, signed l.l.

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A vessel in distress

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | A windmill in a polder landscape, oil on canvas, 51.0 x 72.8 cm, signed l.l.

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A windmill in a polder landscape

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Anchored boats, oil on canvas, 65.0 x 101.7 cm, signed l.r.

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Anchored boats

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Anchored steamboat, oil on panel, 24.9 x 42.1 cm, signed l.l.

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Anchored steamboat

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Barges at sea, oil on canvas, 54.3 x 87.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1866

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Barges at sea

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Barges on a lake, oil on panel, 15.6 x 24.8 cm, signed l.r.

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Barges on a lake

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Beach scene, oil on canvas, 33.4 x 51.5 cm, signed l.r.

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Beach scene

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Children in the surf, oil on panel, 24.8 x 37.3 cm, signed l.r.

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Children in the surf

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Children playing on a yard, oil on canvas, 43.0 x 60.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Children playing on a yard

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Children playing on the beach, oil on canvas, 24.6 x 34.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Children playing on the beach

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Coastal scene, Dover, oil on canvas, 50.7 x 71.7 cm, signed l.l.

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Coastal scene, Dover

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Country estate Rupelmonde, Vecht, oil on panel, 26.0 x 39.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Country estate Rupelmonde, Vecht

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Drawbridge, Kortenhoef, oil on canvas, 32.0 x 47.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1900

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Drawbridge, Kortenhoef

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Embarking from Vlissingen, oil on canvas, 40.4 x 31.3 cm, signed l.l.

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Embarking from Vlissingen

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Figures in a barge at sunset, oil on panel

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Figures in a barge at sunset

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Figures in a dune landscape, oil on canvas, 86.7 x 117.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1901

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Figures in a dune landscape

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Figures near a ferry-house, oil on panel, 24.6 x 35.1 cm, signed l.l. and dated '79

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Figures near a ferry-house

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Figures on the beach, oil on panel, 24.1 x 42.1 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1888

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Figures on the beach

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Fishermen on the dunes at sunset, oil on canvas, 42.6 x 67.0 cm, signed c.r.

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Fishermen on the dunes at sunset

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Gathering kelp, oil on panel, 33.0 x 49.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Gathering kelp

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Harbour scene, Hoorn, oil on canvas, 38.5 x 59.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1861

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Harbour scene, Hoorn

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Homeward bound, oil on panel, 16.5 x 13.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Homeward bound

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Moored barges at sunset, oil on canvas, 33.2 x 52.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Moored barges at sunset

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Panoramic landscape with a country woman on a path, oil on canvas, 64.3 x 102.4 cm, signed l.l.

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Panoramic landscape with a country woman on a path

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Playing children in the dunes, oil on panel, 24.2 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Playing children in the dunes

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Playing children in the dunes, oil on panel, 24.2 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Playing children in the dunes

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Polder-mills near Kortenhoef, oil on panel, 49.5 x 33.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Polder-mills near Kortenhoef

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Ready for departure, oil on panel, oval, 12.0 x 24.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Ready for departure

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Sailing boat in a calm, oil on panel, 8.3 x 11.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Sailing boat in a calm

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Sailing vessels and a paddle-steamer on stormy seas near IJmuiden, oil on canvas, 63.5 x 80.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Sailing vessels and a paddle-steamer on stormy seas near IJmuiden

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Sailing vessels in choppy waters, oil on canvas, 36.2 x 54.4 cm, signed l.l.

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Sailing vessels in choppy waters

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Sailing vessels off the coast, oil on panel, 30.0 x 43.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated '61

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Sailing vessels off the coast

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Sailing vessels on the river IJ near Amsterdam, watercolour on paper, 22.0 x 34.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1865

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Sailing vessels on the river IJ near Amsterdam

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shellgatherer in the surf, Zandvoort, oil on panel, 23.2 x 41.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Shellgatherer in the surf, Zandvoort

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping in a calm, oil on canvas, 24.0 x 32.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1861

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Shipping in a calm

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping in a calm, oil on canvas, 37.4 x 54.3 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1860

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Shipping in a calm

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping in a calm, oil on panel, 14.9 x 20.9 cm, signed l.l. and dated '61

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Shipping in a calm

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping in a calm, oil on canvas, 43.3 x 62.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Shipping in a calm

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping in a storm off the coast, oil on canvas, 65.0 x 102.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1862

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Shipping in a storm off the coast

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping in distress, oil on panel, 11.1 x 9.1 cm, signed traces of signature

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Shipping in distress

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping in stormy waters, oil on panel, 11.8 x 16.1 cm, signed l.r.

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Shipping in stormy waters

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping on a river in a calm, oil on canvas, 31.4 x 47.3 cm, signed l.l.

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Shipping on a river in a calm

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping on choppy waters, oil on panel, 9.5 x 12.0 cm, signed l.r.

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Shipping on choppy waters

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping on the river Maas near Rotterdam, oil on panel, 24.9 x 42.2 cm, signed l.r.

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Shipping on the river Maas near Rotterdam

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping, the Zuiderzee, oil on panel, 20.8 x 27.6 cm, signed l.l.

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Shipping, the Zuiderzee

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipwreck, oil on panel, 16.1 x 22.4 cm, signed l.r.

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Shipwreck

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipwreck, oil on panel, 11.5 x 9.3 cm, signed l.c.

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Shipwreck

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipwreck near the English coast, oil on panel, 33.8 x 52.3 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1881 on label on stretcher

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Shipwreck near the English coast

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipwrecked, oil on canvas, 37.2 x 57.8 cm, signed l.r.

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Shipwrecked

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Sorting the catch, oil on canvas, 24.6 x 34.2 cm, signed l.l.

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Sorting the catch

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Sorting the catch, oil on panel, 24.2 x 17.8 cm, signed l.r.

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Sorting the catch

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Sorting the catch, oil on canvas, 33.3 x 51.5 cm, signed l.r.

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Sorting the catch

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Stormy weather near the Isle of Wight, oil on canvas, 81.3 x 131.7 cm, signed l.r.

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Stormy weather near the Isle of Wight

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | The dunes and beach at Scheveningen, oil on panel, 24.0 x 41.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1888

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The dunes and beach at Scheveningen

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | The end of the day, oil on panel, 18.1 x 25.9 cm, signed l.l.

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The end of the day

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | The harbour of Enhuizen with ' De Drommedaris'  beyond, oil on canvas, 81.0 x 56.3 cm, signed l.r.

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The harbour of Enhuizen with ' De Drommedaris' beyond

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | The start of the day, oil on panel, 18.4 x 26.4 cm, signed l.r.

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The start of the day

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Unloading the catch, oil on panel, oval, 12.0 x 24.3 cm, signed l.l.

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Unloading the catch

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Unloading the catch, oil on panel, 32.0 x 42.2 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1896

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Unloading the catch

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Unloading the catch, Zandvoort, oil on panel, 24.3 x 42.0 cm, signed l.l. and on the reverse and dated 1888

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Unloading the catch, Zandvoort

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Vessels by a jetty, oil on canvas, 36.8 x 54.7 cm, signed l.l. and dated '63

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Vessels by a jetty

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Vessels on a breezy day, oil on canvas, 37.7 x 54.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated '59

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Vessels on a breezy day

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Vessels on a breezy day, oil on canvas, 55.4 x 88.5 cm, signed l.r. and dated '65

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Vessels on a breezy day

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | View of Enkhuizen, oil on canvas, 70.1 x 114.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1878

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View of Enkhuizen

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | View of Enkhuizen, with the 'Drommedaris' beyond, oil on panel, 10.9 x 16.4 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated '80

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View of Enkhuizen, with the 'Drommedaris' beyond

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | View of the river Maas near the Oude Plantage, Rotterdam, oil on panel, 32.1 x 42.4 cm, signed l.c. and dated 1896

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View of the river Maas near the Oude Plantage, Rotterdam


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Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Entering the harbour, oil on panel, 12.2 x 18.4 cm, signed l.l. and dated on the reverse

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Entering the harbour, 1889

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Fish sellers in a Zuiderzee harbour, oil on panel, 53.2 x 73.0 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1894

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Fish sellers in a Zuiderzee harbour, 1894

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Fisherfolk on a windswept beach, oil on panel, 17.2 x 23.4 cm, signed l.l.

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Fisherfolk on a windswept beach

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Fishing boats in an estuary, oil on canvas, 66.1 x 105.6 cm, signed l.r. and dated '90

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Fishing boats in an estuary, 1890

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Flour mill De Lelie near Kortenhoef, oil on panel, 56.0 x 45.5 cm, signed l.l.

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Flour mill De Lelie near Kortenhoef

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Mills in the polder near Kortenhoef, oil on panel, 49.5 x 33.0 cm, signed l.l.

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Mills in the polder near Kortenhoef

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Shipping on a Frisian yacht, oil on panel, 23.1 x 32.6 cm, signed l.l. and dated '61

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Shipping on a Frisian yacht, 1861

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Strolling farmer with his dog, oil on panel, 38.1 x 49.8 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1898

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Strolling farmer with his dog, 1898

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Unloading the catch, oil on canvas, 56.1 x 81.1 cm, signed l.r.

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Unloading the catch

Jan H.B. Koekkoek | Unloading the catch, oil on panel, 23.5 x 34.3 cm, signed l.l.

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Unloading the catch


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