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Mountain landscape at sunset

Mountain landscape at sunset

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (in 1849)

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Here Koekkoek probably painted the Neanderthal near Dusseldorf. A century and a half ago, this valley was a rock gorge that has since been robbed of its beauty by chalk excavations. Koekkoek visited the gorge and enthusiastically described it in his book 'Memories and meanderings of a landscape painter', which appeared in 1841. The light of the setting sun falls between two rock formations onto three cows and a number of figures. Peasants rest along the banks of the stream.

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Title Mountain landscape at sunset
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width Error: 51,2 is not a valid BCD value cm
Height Error: 37,8 is not a valid BCD value cm
Artists Painter: Barend Cornelis Koekkoek
Accession number 1410 (OK)
Credits From the estate of M.J. van Dam, 1926
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1926
Creation date in 1849
External exhibitions Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Barend Cornelis Koekkoek

Middelburg 1803 - Kleef 1862

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek was the most celebrated Dutch landscape artist of his time. He learnt his trade from his father Johannes, who mainly painted seascapes...

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