Willem Koekkoek

Dutch, 1839-1895

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Dutch Town Scene with Figures
Willem Koekkoek
374 USD


Figures Conversing in the Streets of a Dutch Town on a Sunny Day, a Hay-cart Passing by
Willem Koekkoek

356 USD

Figures on a Canal in Oudewater, Holland
Willem Koekkoek

266 USD

Children and Travellers along the Canal
Willem Koekkoek

350 USD
 
Dutch Cityscape, 1880
Willem Koekkoek

333 USD
 
Numerous Figures in a Sunlit Street near a Church
Willem Koekkoek

342 USD
 
Townspeople on a Sunny Dutch Street (A Street Scene in Holland)
Willem Koekkoek

374 USD
 
Villagers on a Sunlit Dutch Street
Willem Koekkoek

343 USD

Winter Streetscene
Willem Koekkoek

385 USD

Figures on a Quay in a Sunlit Town, Possibly Haarlem
Willem Koekkoek

307 USD

A Windmill in a Dune Landscape
Willem Koekkoek

256 USD

Winter in the Streets of a Dutch Town
Willem Koekkoek

340 USD

Figures in a Dutch Town
Willem Koekkoek

311 USD

Figures in a Dutch Town Square
Willem Koekkoek

271 USD

Figures in a Dutch Town on a Sunny Day
Willem Koekkoek

358 USD

A Morning Walk by a Dutch Canal
Willem Koekkoek

346 USD

A Busy Street in Summer, Enkuizen
Willem Koekkoek

278 USD

Dutch Cityscape
Willem Koekkoek

382 USD

A View in a Town in Winter with Skaters on a Frozen Canal
Willem Koekkoek

267 USD

A Dutch Street
Willem Koekkoek

366 USD

View of Oudewater
Willem Koekkoek

327 USD

Dutch Cityscape in Winter
Willem Koekkoek

334 USD

A Townview with Figures on a Snow Covered Street
Willem Koekkoek

267 USD

Dutch Street Scene by a Canal
Willem Koekkoek

267 USD

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Willem Koekkoek was born in Amsterdam on 13th January 1839, the son of Hermanus Koekkoek (1815-82), a name synonymous with 19th century Dutch painting. Willem was grandson of Jan Hermanus Koekkoek (1778-1851) and nephew to Barend Cornelis (1803-1862) and Marinus Adrianus (1807-1868) while Johannes Barend Cornelis (1840-1912) was a first cousin.

Willem studied under his father Hermanus, a marine painter though adopting town scenes as his favoured subject matter, a field of painting distinct from those of the remaining members of the extended family. Living in Amsterdam in his youth, Willem like so many of his contemporaries travelled widely in search of commissions and subject matter, in 1878 he was living in The Hague and subsequently Utrecht before returning to Amsterdam in 1880. In 1885 he moved to Nieuwer Amstel and in 1888 visited London, returning to Nieuwer Amstel where he died on 20th January 1895. Willem Koekkoek had few rivals in the market for town scenes, only Cornelis Springer (1817-1891) and his pupil Adrianus Eversen (1818-1897) can be seriously considered as his competitors and rivals in this genre. This market flourished in The Netherlands and Great Britain where a demand for Dutch paintings had existed since the 17th century. With a growing affluent middle-class this demand grew throughout the 19th century, providing a market for the Koekkoek family and Willem himself.

Willem exhibited widely, in Leeuwarden in 1859 and subsequently in Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam 1865-94 almost exclusively town scenes of the Netherlands. An artist who continues to be widely collected, the National Gallery, London acquired a composition by Willem Koekkoek in 1982.

His works can be found in museums in: London, National Gallery; Amsterdam, Historisch Museum; The Hague; Kleve and Montreal, Museum of Fine Arts.