Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek artwork • painting • for sale A fisherman and woman, chatting
Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek
Veere 1778-1851 Amsterdam
A fisherman and woman, chatting
oil on panel 33.1 x 26.9 cm, signed l.c. and dated 1834
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 18,500
Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek is considered the founding father of the well-known Koekkoek painting dynasty. He trained at the classical oriented Drawing Academy of Middelburg while working at the wallpaper factory of Thomas Gaal. He then specialized in painting elaborately worked-out townscapes with water, and seascapes in particular. He was among the first artists of the early 19th century to be inspired by the marine painters of the Dutch Golden Age. His paintings reveal that he had a great understanding of the different types of ships that navigated Zeeland’s open waterways at the time.