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Hendrik Kobell

1751 Rotterdam 1779

“ By his drawings in ink or watercolor K(obell). – Wurzbach: “seascapist and excellent draughtsman” – had immediate success with the collectors in Amsterdam and Rotterdam, as in England, too, whither he supplied seascapes for the admiralty … Several drawings of K.’s have been engraved in the 18th century, by … van der Meer (2 sets of flooding sceneries of 1775 and 1776) ”

(Adolph Staring in Thieme-Becker XXI [1927], p. 48)


“ this is to let you know that the book has arrived in excellent shape, and that I am delighted to have it ”

(Mr. P. M., April 30, 2003)