Jacob van Kouwenhoven
(Rotterdam 1772 – 1825)
a) Field and a view of a mill near Rotterdam during summer
Oil on panel, 30.7 x 43.6 cm
b) Field and view of a tower near Rotterdam during winter
Signed with initials l.l.
Oil on panel, 31 x 43.6 cm
– Simonis & Buunk Art Gallery, Ede
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Van Kouwenhoven is regarded the foremost Rotterdam painter of romantic landscapes. The influences of his tutor Balthasar Paul Ommeganck (the renowned Antwerp landscape- and animal painter) are clearly discernable. In 1817 Van Kouwenhoven made a trip through Germany and Switzerland, where he made numerous sketches of nature, which he later made use of in his paintings.