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Barend Cornelis Koekkoek artwork • painting • for sale Figures and cows in a mountainous landscape

Koekkoek B.C.  | Barend Cornelis Koekkoek | Paintings offered for sale | Figures and cows in a mountainous landscape, oil on canvas 101.0 x 128.8 cm, signed l.l. 'B.C. Koekkoek' in full and 'PG v O' in mon. and painted ca. 1832
Koekkoek B.C.  | Barend Cornelis Koekkoek | Paintings offered for sale | Figures and cows in a mountainous landscape, oil on canvas 101.0 x 128.8 cm, signed l.l. 'B.C. Koekkoek' in full and 'PG v O' in mon. and painted ca. 1832

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek

Figures and cows in a mountainous landscape
oil on canvas 101.0 x 128.8 cm, signed l.l. 'B.C. Koekkoek' in full and 'PG v O' in mon. and painted ca. 1832

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    Provenance: veiling J.M. Heberle (H. Lempertz' Söhne), Keulen, Duitsland, 28 nov. 1906, lotnr. 116 (met afb. en foutieve afm. 95 x 120 cm); veiling Voskuil, Amsterdam, 5 mei 1908, lotnr. 141 (met afb., als 'In het Schwarzwald'); coll. Schwarz, Mönchengladbach, Duitsland; veiling Lempertz, Keulen, Duitsland, 19 nov. 1954, lotnr. 155a (met afb., als 'Der Vierwaldstätter See'); kunsthandel Bühler, Stuttgart, Duitsland, 1955; verworven door de vorige eigenaar in de jaren 60.
    Literature: F. Gorissen, 'B.C. Koekkoek 1803-1862. Werkverzeichnis der Gemälde', Düsseldorf 1962, cat.nr. 46/100 (met afb.), zonder vermelding van P.G. van Os en foutief gedateerd 1846; Martin Hendriksma, 'De Rijn. Biografie van een rivier', Amsterdam 2018, pag. 215 e.v.
    Exhibited: Haarlem, De Hallen, 'Meer dan mooi - Sublieme landschappen uit de Nederlandse Romantiek', 14 juni-30 aug. 2009; Kleef, Duitsland, B.C. Koekkoek-Haus, 'B.C. Koekkoek - Im Kreis der Romantik’, 1 april-16 sept. 2012; Amersfoort, Museum Flehite, 'Tijdloos Eigentijds: kunstenaars kijken naar oude meesters’, 22 febr.-15 juni 2013.

    Barend Cornelis Koekkoek is the most famous Dutch Romantic painter. He trained with his father, J.H. Koekkoek, and also took lessons at the art academy in Middelburg. He later lived in Amsterdam and Hilversum, but also travelled widely in the Netherlands, Belgium and the Rhineland, seeking motifs for his idealised romantic landscapes. In 1843, Koekkoek settled permanently in the German town of Cleves, where he also founded a drawing academy. Exceptionally gifted, Koekkoek was a much admired painter, with long waiting lists of people willing to bide their time for years to own one of his beloved landscapes.


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