HERMANUS KOEKKOEK (The Younger), 1836 - 1909Hermanus Koekkoek Jr. also known as J Van Couver and Louis Van Staaten was born in Amsterdam December 8, 1836, died London, and was buried June 4, 1909 in Den Haag (The Hague). He had lived and worked in Amsterdam, Nieuwer-Amstel 1859-1860, London 1863, then Amsterdam but left in 1869 for London again. He studied with his father Hermanus Koekkoek, and painted mainly seascapes; later, when living in London, he devoted himself to painting Dutch canal Scenes , often with very interesting architectural buildings
He lived in Wimbledon and Pyrford between 1880-1904, painting in both oil and watercolour. Signing works Jan Van Couver, many were sent to Canada via Messrs. Goupils of London, and a label on the re-verse of a watercolour, Dutch Canal Scene states:- "This artist's works were first introduced into England by Messrs. Goupil of London, Paris and The Hague. He has exhibited in Amsterdam, The Hague, Haarlem and Rotterdam etc., also at the Royal Academy, Liverpool and most of the Provincial Exhibitions, and his works are included in many private collections in the U.S.A. and Canada."
It is recorded he exhibited in Manchester and the New Gallery, London, also in the Royal Academy, , address given as c/o. Hollender and Koeldroek, 35A St. James Street, London. S.W., and three ... read more