Willem Koekkoek artwork • painting • for sale Street behind the church in a Dutch village
Amsterdam 1839-1895 Nieuwer-Amstel (nu Amstelveen)
Street behind the church in a Dutch village
oil on panel 38.3 x 29.5 cm, signed l.l.
This painting is for sale.
Price: € 18,500
The son of the marine painter Hermanus Koekkoek Sr. was the only one of the extensive family of painters to specialize in the Dutch cityscape, with Cornelis Springer as his great example. He lived in Amsterdam but made many sketching trips through the Netherlands. In 1888 he must have made a trip to London. Willem Koekkoek's cityscapes are a combination of historical reconstruction and fantasy. His paintings were especially popular abroad because they corresponded to the idyllic image that people had of the old Dutch towns.