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Johann Bernard Klombeckartist • painterKleef (Duitsland) 1815-1893

biography of Johann Bernard Klombeck

Kleve-born painter Johann Bernard Klombeck is considered one of the most talented students of B.C. Koekkoek. He probably came into contact with his teacher immediately after he settled in Kleve in 1834. Following his example, Klombeck specialized in open, wide landscapes and river valleys with cattle and some figures. In his early years he found inspiration for his paintings in the untouched nature around his hometown of Kleve. He took over motifs, image construction and fine brushwork from his teacher, such that some of his paintings were sold under false signature as a B.C. Koekkoek. To prevent this, he often applied an authenticity statement on the back of his paintings. The landscape depicted here at Kleef, seen from the Kleefse Berg, with the two towers of the 'Stiftskirche' as a landmark, appears as a theme several times in the 1940s. After that, these Kleefse motifs gradually become rarer and he more often opts for forest views in summer and winter, with as eye-catchers a group of majestic, widely branched oaks. Characteristically, the slightly elevated view taken from Koekkoek and the connection of the front and middle plan remain by a path or country road. In the 1960s, the painter regularly worked with the Belgian animal painter Eugène Verboeckhoven, who upholstered Klombeck's forest scenes with figures and livestock. It is known that he also did this for A.J. Daiwaille and Willem Bodeman.


previously for salepaintings by Klombeck J.B.


Johann Bernard Klombeck | A river landscape, oil on panel, 12.5 x 16.5 cm, signed with the initials J.B.K. and dated 1844

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • previously for sale

A river landscape

Johann Bernard Klombeck | A wooded landscape, Kleef, oil on panel, 36.5 x 49.7 cm, signed l.l. with monogram and dated 1842

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • previously for sale

A wooded landscape, Kleef

Johann Bernard Klombeck | Country folk on a path in a rising storm, oil on panel, 15.6 x 12.6 cm

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • previously for sale

Country folk on a path in a rising storm

Johann Bernard Klombeck | Oak forest with wood gatherers in winter, oil on panel, 69.6 x 58.4 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1857

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • previously for sale

Oak forest with wood gatherers in winter

Johann Bernard Klombeck | Summer landscape with shepherds and cattle, oil on panel, 38.2 x 56.2 cm, signed l.r.

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • previously for sale

Summer landscape with shepherds and cattle

Johann Bernard Klombeck | Travellers in a mountainous landscape, oil on panel, 16.2 x 19.9 cm, signed l.l.

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • previously for sale

Travellers in a mountainous landscape

Johann Bernard Klombeck | Travellers on a country lane in winter, oil on panel, 14.7 x 12.0 cm, signed indistinctly

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • previously for sale

Travellers on a country lane in winter

Johann Bernard Klombeck | Upcoming storm, oil on panel, 38.7 x 53.2 cm, signed l.r.

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • previously for sale

Upcoming storm


for salepaintings by Klombeck J.B.


Johann Bernard Klombeck | A panoramic view on Cleve, Germany, oil on canvas laid down on panel, 32.2 x 44.7 cm, signed l.r. with initials and dated 1844

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • for sale

A panoramic view on Cleve, Germany, 1844

Johann Bernard Klombeck | A wooded winter landscape with skaters, oil on panel, 38.7 x 53.6 cm, signed l.r.

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • for sale

A wooded winter landscape with skaters

Johann Bernard Klombeck | Rhinelandscape in summer, oil on panel, 16.3 x 13.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1842

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • for sale

Rhinelandscape in summer, 1842

Johann Bernard Klombeck | Summer landscape with a stream, oil on panel, 29.7 x 41.1 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1847

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • for sale

Summer landscape with a stream, 1847

Johann Bernard Klombeck | Winter landscape with ice skaters, oil on panel, 16.4 x 13.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1842

Johann Bernard Klombeck

painting • for sale

Winter landscape with ice skaters, 1842


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