Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek artwork • painting • for sale Shipwreck at the South African coast, Tsaarsbank, with the Table Mountain in the distance
Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek
Veere 1778-1851 Amsterdam
Shipwreck at the South African coast, Tsaarsbank, with the Table Mountain in the distance
oil on panel 57.4 x 82.8 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1824 (vague)
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 45,000
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.