Everhardus Koster

Everhardus Koster

Artist: Everhardus Koster (Dutch, 1817-1892)

Title: ‘A Perfect Skating Day

Size: 30 x 22,5 cm 11,8 x 8,8 inch)

Material: oil on panel
Signed: lower left: E. Koster 1878

Inventory #: 968LK5

The painter was born in The Hague.


He studied at the ‘Academy of Fine Arts’ in The Hague under B.J.van Hove. Later on he studied at the ‘Städelsche institut ‘in Frankfurt am Main. He visited several cities in Germany. He returned to Holland in 1848 and settled in Amsterdam. He became a member of the ‘Royal Academy’.


From 1856-1857 he visited England. In 1858 he became Director of

‘Het Pavilioen’ in Haarlem.


In this period he made many river-scenes and sea scapes. He also made some city scenes and several watercolors.


Museums that have work of the painter in their collection are;



Teylers Stichting-Haarlem,

Frans Hals Museum-Haarlem,

Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller-Otterlo,

Maritiem Museum-Rotterdam,

Museum Fodor-Amsterdam,

Rijks Prenten Kabinet-Leiden.




Benezit, Emmanuel. Dictionary of Artists Volume Six Gémigani - Herring (Grund, Paris, 2006)

Thieme – Becker. Allgemeines Lexikon der Bildender Künstler (Veb. E.A. Seemann Verlag, Leipzig)

Scheen, Pieter A. Nederlandse Beeldende Kunstenaars, 1750-1950


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