Hermanus Koekkoek the younger was a Dutch painter especially known for his seascapes. He also worked under the pseudonym Jan van Coever and Louis van Straaten. He came of a family of well known artists. He was the grandson of Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek and cousin of the famous landscape painter Barend Cornelis Koekoek and son of Hermanus Koekkoek the elder. He was taught the profession by his father in Amsterdam. In the 1860s he travelled regularly to London, where he moved too permanently in 1869. He had a gallery there and sold next to his own work also the works of his family members to the British public. He mainly focused on sea-, river and beach scenes. He painted in the romantic-realistic style. He preferred scenes of ships struggling in heavy sea.
Middendam is a inner harbour in Monnickendam small town in the Waterland and Zaan Region in the province of North Holland, Netherlands. It is a typical IJsselmeer harbour town, with a well-preserved and attractive historical centre, attracting mainly day trippers from Amsterdam.
The watercolour with small signs of foxing, otherwise in a good condition. Size 39 x 32cm, frame 56 x 46cm
- Hermanus Koekkoek II (under pseudonym Louis van Staaten) (1836 - 1909)
- Title of artwork
- Hand signed
- Overall in fair condition with traces of ageing
- Sold with frame