Maurits Ernest Hugo Kerkhoff
(1830 - 1908)
Maurits Ernest Hugo Kerkhoff was active/lived in Netherlands. Maurits Kerkhoff is known for painting.
Biography Maurits Ernest Hugo Kerkhoff
In 1858 the artist and graphic designer van den Kerkhoff left Holland to
become a planter in Java and settled in Pasuruan, as an administrator
of the 'Kanawangi' estate. He still found time to paint and wrote
extensively about his Javanese work to the former director of the
colonial museum in Haarlem. The majority of his Javanese paintings,
which concentrate on the east Javanese scenery around Malang (like the
present work, which depicts the highest mountain on Java and an active
volcano), are now in the collection of the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam. For
more on the artist in Java, see M.-O. Scalliet in Indi Omlijst, Wijk en Aalburg, 1999, pp.80-84.