Hermanus Koekkoek (Follower), Dutch Fishing Boats In Choppy Waters

Hermanus Koekkoek (Follower), Dutch Fishing Boats In Choppy Waters

This fine 20th-century marine scene depicts several vessels sailing under a vast sky at sunset. It’s a romantic portrayal, which alludes to nature’s power over man while simultaneously emphasising its abundant beauty.

The waves part and draw the eye along a rippling channel of light towards a horizon of graduated tints. The sailboats lean like visual markers along either side and provide us with an unbroken moment of sunlit bliss. 

The artist was a follower of widely-lauded Dutch painter Hermanus Koekoek (1815-1882) who worked in a manner befitting the great heritage of his nation’s iconic masters. 

Monogrammed RC and housed within a decorative foliate frame. 

Learn more about Hermanus Koekoek in our directory. 

Medium: Oil on board
Overall size: 21½” x 17½” / 55cm x 45cm
Year of creation: c. 1950
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with light wear.

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