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    Sale 3063

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art - (including Dutch Impressionism)

    24 - 25 May 2016, Amsterdam

  • Lot 175

    Hermanus Koekkoek Sen. (Middelburg 1815-1882 Haarlem)

    Storm on the Oosterscheld near Haemstede

    Estimate

    Hermanus Koekkoek Sen. (Middelburg 1815-1882 Haarlem)
    Storm on the Oosterscheld near Haemstede
    signed and dated 'H Koekkoek 1845' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    62 x 83 cm.


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    Hermanus Koekkoek Sen., the younger brother of the renowned artist Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (lot 189) was like his brother before him a pupil of his father Johannes Hermanus (1778-1851). Following the tradition of the famous family of painters he was celebrated primarily for his river landscapes and seascapes which he made into his speciality. In his earlier years Hermanus primarily concentrated on stormy seascapes, in which he was influenced by famous marine painters of his period, like Johannes Christiaan Schotel (1787-1883). In these paintings his painterly qualities come into their own, as is visible in the present lot. It perfectly shows the artist's luminous palette which expresses a tempestuous atmosphere with waves breaking against the shore. The precision in detail and execution, the way the light reflects on the waves and the skilled execution of the figures show Koekkoeks skills at his best.

    Provenance

    with Frost & Reed, London.
    The estate of Niel Rimington (1928-2009) of Fonthill Old Abbey Estate, Wiltshire; His sale, Christie's, London, 7 July 2010, lot 279, where acquired by the present owner.


    Literature

    Guido de Werd, A Romantic Journey: Masterpieces from the Rademakers Collection, Eindhoven, 2014, p. 168, no. 45 (69).


    Exhibited

    Luxembourg, Musée National d'Histoire et d'Art / ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Het Noordbrabants Museum, A Romantic Journey, 3 April 2014-25 January 2015, no. 45 (69).