Barend Cornelis Koekkoek artwork • watercolour • drawing • previously for sale View of Xanten, near Kleef
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek
Middelburg 1803-1862 Kleef (Duitsland)
View of Xanten, near Kleef
ink, pen and watercolour on paper 8.0 x 12.2 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1842
This work on paper was previously for sale.
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.