Willem Koekkoek artwork • painting • previously for sale Villagers on a sunny square
Amsterdam 1839-1895 Nieuwer-Amstel (thans Amstelveen)
Villagers on a sunny square
oil on canvas 44.5 x 60.7 cm, signed l.r.
This painting was previously for sale.
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.