Johannes, the third son of Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek, was bound to follow in his father's footsteps. He treated a very similar subject matter with the same talent. Like his father his marines are stormy, windy or utterly calm. Every aspect of the present lot relates to the stiff breeze on a clear day: the blue sky with the low horizon, the reflecting light on the choppy waters, and the sails all pointing in the same direction. Sadly the artist died at the early age of twenty and therefore his works are a rarity.