Hendrik Barend Koekkoek artwork • painting • previously for sale Gathering wood in a snowy forest
Hendrik Barend Koekkoek
Amsterdam 1849-1902 Epsom (Groot-Brittannië)
Gathering wood in a snowy forest
oil on canvas 76.6 x 63.8 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
Barend Hendrik Koekkoek was taught by his father Hermanus sr. and probably also of his uncle, the landscape painter Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek. He lived in Amsterdam, where he opened an art dealership, stayed in Hilversum and Brussels and also painted in Gelderland. Following in the footsteps of his brother Hermanus Jr., he moved to London in 1878, returned to Amsterdam in 1879 and then settled permanently in London. At an early age, at the age of 39, he developed delusions and had to be admitted to an asylum, where he died in 1902. Barend Hendrik painted his landscapes and forest views in romantic style. Winter landscapes with high-rising trees in standing format are characteristic of his English period. Barend Hendrik signed with 'H.B. Koekkoek'.