Shipwreck at the South African coast, Tsaarsbank, with the Table Mountain in the distance by Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek
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Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek

Shipwreck at the South African coast, Tsaarsbank, with the Table Mountain in the distance 1824

PaintOil paintPanel
57 ⨯ 82 cm
ConditionExcellent
€ 40.000

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About the artwork

Provenance: private collection France

Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek is considered the founding father of the well-known Koekkoek painting dynasty. He trained at the classical oriented Drawing Academy of Middelburg while working at the wallpaper factory of Thomas Gaal. He then specialised in painting elaborately worked-out townscapes with water, and seascapes in particular. He was among the first artists of the early 19th century to be inspired by the marine painters of the Dutch Golden Age. His paintings reveal that he had a great understanding of the different types of ships that navigated Zeeland’s open waterways at the time.

About the Artist

Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek is considered the founding father of the well-known Koekkoek painting dynasty. He was born in 1778 in Zeeland at Veere. He trained at the classical oriented Drawing Academy of Middelburg while working at the wallpaper factory of Thomas Gaal. He then specialised in painting elaborately worked-out townscapes with water, and seascapes in particular. He was among the first artists of the early 19th century to be inspired by the marine painters of the Dutch Golden Age.
His paintings reveal that he had a great understanding of the different types of ships that navigated Zeeland’s open waterways at the time.
He died in 1851 in Amsterdam.