52. Johannes Hermanus Barend Koekkoek

Johannes Hermanus Barend Koekkoek
(Amsterdam 1840 – Hilversum 1912)
Activity on the Quay
Signed lower right
Oil on canvas, 78.3 x 113.6 cm
Private collection, the Netherlands
Johannes Hermanus Barend Koekkoek – with Jan HB Koekkoek as most common signature – was a Dutch painter belonging to the Koekkoek dynasty. Jan HB Koekkoek was the third son of marine painter Hermanus Koekkoek (1815-1882) and, like his brothers, was trained by his father. His father's influence is evident in the careful Romantic style and the fine detailing of his early sea and river views. The present painting is a clear example of his early refined brushstroke. Later, after moving to Hilversum in Het Gooi In 1864, the cradle of the Laren School, he started to adopt a looser brushwork. From that time on, he painted mainly beach and seascapes and scenes from fishermen's life in a more realistic style influenced by the Hague School.

€ 20.000 - 30.000
Hammer amount
€ 18.000