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    Sale 2795

    Old Master Paintings from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker

    14 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 18

    Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek (Veere 1778-1851 Amsterdam)

    Shipping in choppy sea before a rocky coast

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    Estimate

    Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek (Veere 1778-1851 Amsterdam)
    Shipping in choppy sea before a rocky coast
    signed 'J.H. Koekkoek' (lower left)
    oil on panel
    40.6 x 53.2 cm.


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    J.H. Koekkoek was born in Veere and went to nearby Middelburg to be trained at the local wallpaper factory. He developed into a painter of marine scenes, teaching in Middelburg. In 1826, he settled in Durgerdam, and moved to Amsterdam in 1833. He was head of an extraordinary dynasty of artists that included his sons Barend Cornelis (1803-1862), Marinus Adrianus (1807-1868), Johannes (1811-1831) and Hermanus (1815-1882), all of whom were born in Middelburg, down to his great grand sons, Hermans Willem (1867-1929) and Marinus Adrianus II (1873-1944).

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    Provenance

    Voskuil.
    with Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, by 1931.
    Looted by the Nazi authorities, July 1940.
    Recovered by the Allies, 1945.
    in the custody of the Dutch Government.
    Restituted in February 2006 to the heir of Jacques Goudstikker.


    Literature

    C. Wright, Paintings in Dutch Museums. An Index of Oil Paintings in Public Collections in The Netherlands by Artists born before 1870, London, 1980, p. 217.
    Old Master Paintings: An illustrated summary catalogue, Rijksdienst Beeldende Kunst (The Netherlandish Office for the Fine Arts), The Hague, 1992, p. 165, no. 1374, illustrated.


    Exhibited

    Kleve, B.C. Koekkoek-Haus, on loan.