Hermanus Koekkoek artwork • painting • previously for sale Fishing boats off the coast
Middelburg 1815-1882 Haarlem
Fishing boats off the coast
oil on canvas 31.9 x 43.5 cm, signed l.l. and dated 1859
This painting was previously for sale.
Hermanus Koekkoek was the youngest son and a pupil of the marine painter Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek, forebear of the Koekkoek family of painters. Born in Middelburg, he subsequently lived in the Zuider Zee village of Durgerdam until moving to Amsterdam in 1833. During his fifty-year career, Koekkoek enjoyed great success as a painter of seascapes, beach and river scenes. His father's influence is evident in his detailed depiction of ships and their rigging, masterful rendering of water and animated narrative embellishments. As well as his own sons, Hermanus Koekkoek also taught the marine painter Willem de Gruijter jr.