Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek I artwork • painting • for sale A wooded landscape with a shepherd and his flock
Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek I
Middelburg 1807-1868 Amsterdam
A wooded landscape with a shepherd and his flock
oil on panel 24.5 x 34.9 cm, signed l.r. and dated 1851
This painting is for sale.
price range: € 10,000 - € 15,000
Marinus Adrianus was a pupil of his father J.H. Koekkoek. He was originally a house painter and ran a paint supply shop. In 1837 he left for Kleve in Germany to become apprenticed to his brother Barend Cornelis. His broadly arranged landscapes, mainly summer scenes, are open and expansive, the thickets of tress and shrubs less heavy than those in his brother’s work. The small human and animal figures in his landscapes illustrate the romantic notion of the greatness of nature in contrast to the insignificance of man.