Dutch Oil on Canvas "Harlem - Holland"
Louis Van Staaten (Hermanus II Koekkoek) Dutch Oil on Canvas "Harlem - Holland". Louis Van Staaten, aka Hermanus II, is the “Nom de brush” of Hermanus II Koekkoek who lived from 1836 - 1909. With his paintings, as his whole artistic family, he has contributed to the evolution of the Dutch landscape from topographic to perspective.
Painter of landscapes, of harbors, of animated landscapes, of watercolors, draftsman. He went to a Dutch school, belonging to a family of important painters active from 1778, among these Hermanus I (1777-1851). He also used the pseudonyms of Jan Van Couver and Louis Van Staaten to sign his jobs. In his works, he well represented the Dutch landscape in which he expressed a wealth of details of the windmills with sails to rest, the channels with the external drift boats at anchor, without neglecting human subjects and nature.
In his rich palette, the pure colors are widely used and the watercolors works result in rich brightness and good depth, with full-bodied sky where among the transparency of the clouds the intense blue appears. With his paintings, he has contributed, as his whole family, to the evolution of the Dutch landscape from topographical to perspective.
Some titles of his work: Nienwenkerk, Holland, Windmills in a River Landscape, On the Amstel, Dutch Harbor Views, The Old Harbor. Hundreds of his works have been awarded in public auctions.
With frame: L=38 Inches
W= 2.5 Inches
Without frame: L=30 Inches
H= 20.5 Inches