Willem Koekkoek and Hermanus Koekkoek (Sr.) – private collection. Figures Conversing in the Streets of a Dutch Town, a Hay-Cart Passing By (c. 1860-1880)
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 64.1 x 100.6 cm. Inscriptions: W. Koekkoek. 68 (lower right). Sold by Sotheby’s in New York, on May 4, 2012. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/la-belle-epoque/9267498175/. I have changed the light, contrast and colors of the original photo.
Materials: ?. Dimensions: ? Source: http://artmight.com/albums/2011-02-07/art-upload-2/k/Koekkoek-Willem/Koekkoek-Willem-Winter-city-view-1-Sun.jpg. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 64.8 x 84.4 cm. Inscriptions: signed. Acquisition date: 1982. Source: http://www.nationalgalleryimages.co.uk. P.S.: I have changed the colors and the light of the original photo.
The small town of Oudewater is on the River Ijssel between Gouda and Utrecht. The clock tower to the left of centre in the distance is that of the Grote Kerk (church of St Michael). Much of the rest of the scene is probably intended to be picturesque rather than topographically accurate. This picture has been dated by comparison with other works by the artist (http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/willem-koekkoek-view-of-oudewater).