Willem Koekkoek artwork • painting • for sale Dutch street with an old fortress tower, in the snow
Amsterdam 1839-1895 Nieuwer-Amstel (thans Amstelveen)
Dutch street with an old fortress tower, in the snow
oil on panel 24.3 x 17.9 cm, painted 1862-1865
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 9,000
Son of the marine artist Hermanus Koekkoek Sr, Willem was the only member of this extensive family of painters to specialise in Dutch cityscapes, with Cornelis Springer as his great example. His paintings combine historical reconstruction and fantasy. His work was especially popular outside the Netherlands as it conformed to the idealistic image people had of its old Dutch towns.