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Antique Dutch Painting of Boats on an Estuary Circle Hermans Koekkoek 19th C

Antique Dutch Painting of Boats on an Estuary Circle Hermans Koekkoek 19th C Sold
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This is a beautiful Dutch antique oil on canvas seascape painting of  boats on an estuary, circle of Hermans Koekkoek circa 1860.

This painting features cloudy skies with cargo ships being unloaded with a town in the distance.

The colours are incredibly vibrant for its age and the painting  is in it's beautiful original giltwood frame.

Condition:

In excellent condition the painting and frame having been beautifully cleaned and restored in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 55 x Width 80 x Depth 5 - frame

Height 41 x Width 67 - picture

Dimensions in inches:

Height 1 foot, 10 inches x Width 2 feet, 7 inches x Depth 2 inches - frame

Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 2 feet, 2 inches - picture

Hermanus Koekkoek was from a family of highly influential Dutch artists. His grandfather was Barend Kornelis Koekkoek (1803 - 1862) and his father was Johannes Hermanus Koekkoek (1778 - 1851). Hermanus Koekkoek Sr was taught to paint by his father and in turn passed the tradition on to his sons Hermanus Koekkoek Jr and Willem Koekkoek.
Hermanus Koekkoek Sr specialised in marine paintings. He exhibited widely and was a member of the Royal Academy of Amsterdam and the Rotterdam Society. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.
His work can be found in many museums including the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 08562