Hermanus Koekkoek artwork • painting • for sale Ships anchored off the coast in calm weather
Middelburg 1815-1882 Haarlem
Ships anchored off the coast in calm weather
oil on canvas 102.5 x 160.0 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1841
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 160,000
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.