A wooded landscape with a herdsman and his cattle resting under an oak tree by Barend Cornelis Koekkoek

A wooded landscape with a herdsman and his cattle resting under an oak tree - Barend Cornelis Koekkoek -

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TitleA wooded landscape with a herdsman and his cattle resting under an oak tree
ArtistBarend Cornelis Koekkoek
MediumOil on Canvas
Art MovementRomanticism
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About A wooded landscape with a herdsman and his cattle resting under an oak tree

Barend Cornelis Koekkoek was a Dutch painter who specialized in Romanticism style landscapes, with a focus on majestic trees. One of his most notable works is the painting “A wooded landscape with a herdsman and his cattle resting under an oak tree”. The painting features a beautiful forest landscape with a herdsman and his cattle taking rest under an oak tree. The oil-on-canvas painting measures 97.9 x 81.5 cm and was signed by the artist. The remarkable figure of Dutch Romanticism, Koekkoek, painted this masterpiece in the XIX century. It depicts the beauty of nature and captures the essence of rural life in a romanticized way. “A wooded landscape with a herdsman and his cattle resting under an oak tree” sold for EUR 673,000 at an auction in 2010, which shows how highly valued Koekkoek’s work is among art collectors around the world. In conclusion, this painting is not only aesthetically pleasing but also represents an important part of Dutch art history. Koekkoek’s skillful use of colors and attention to detail create a serene scene that transports viewers to another time and place capturing both beauty and authenticity.

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