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The following information was submitted by R. Whiteley:Hermanus Koekkoek Jr. also known as J Van Couver 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.