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The following information was submitted by R. Whiteley:Hermanus Koekkoek Jr. also known as J Van Couver and L. 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 the art trade and when painting mostly used the alias of J. van Couver. Co-operated in Gelderland and in London with L. Schulman.
Amsterdam 1853, 1854, 1856, 1860, 1875, 1887 and 1888
Den Haag 1859 and 1863
Rotterdam 1860 and 1862:
Some of his paintings depict turbulent water with ships and figures in the foreground; the isle of Jersey; a fresh breeze in the English Channel; showery day at Cape Lizard; Jersey from the East side, with Lady’s Rats; drifting “kof” (type of sailing ship) waiting for pilot; off Kijkduin (former village near The Hague) in tempestuous weather; etc.