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 Hobbema, Meindert (Dutch painter, 1638-1709), A Wooded Landscape

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Painting Title A Wooded Landscape
Collection York Art Gallery
Artist Hobbema, Meindert (Dutch painter, 1638-1709)
Date Earliest about 1660
Date Latest about 1670
Signed yes
Description A landscape shows a path running through the centre, with buildings on either side. Two large trees lean across the centre from left to right, shading the path. Meyndert Lubbertsz Hobbema was a Dutch 'Golden Age' landscape painter from Amsterdam, a pupil of Jacob van Ruisdael. Almost without exception Hobbema's subject matter was the wooded landscape of the eastern Netherlands. There are other landscapes by Hobbema containing very similar cottages as those seen here. Closest is Wooded Landscape‘ (‘The Haarlem Wood‘), signed and dated 1663 (Musée Royal des Beaux-Arts, Brussels), but see also Wooded Landscape‘ of about 1662-63 (National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh) and Village Street under Trees‘ of about 1665 (Staatliche Museen, Berlin). This it may be possible to narrow down the dating of the painting in York to about 1662-65.
Current Accession Number YORAG : 2005.608
Inscription front ll ‘M Hobbema’
Subject landscape
Measurements 52 x 67.5 cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Allocated to York Museums Trust by HM Government 2005
Provenance H. Muilman sale, Amsterdam 1813, lot 62; Robert Williams, London by 1878; Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 23 June 1933 (lot 35), purchased by Vaz Dia; Fattorini family, Bradford, Yorkshire, 1949; passed from Mary Fattorini to HM Government in lieu of inheritance tax.
Principal Exhibitions Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, 1878, no. 86; Masterpieces from Yorkshire houses: Ernest I. Musgrave memorial exhibition, Temple House, Leeds, 1958.
Publications Hofstede de Groot, C., A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeeth Century, 1912, cat. 229, p. 428; Graves, A., A Century of Loan Exhibitions 1812-1912, London, 1913, vol. II, p. 517; Broulhiet, G., Meindert Hobbema, 1638-1709. Ouvrage illustré de 590 grandes reproductions... etc., 1938, cat. 214; Masterpieces from Yorkshire houses: Ernest I. Musgrave memorial exhibition, Leeds, 1958; Acceptance in Lieu Report 2005/06, The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, London, 2006, cat. 10, p. 38-39;
Rights Owner York Museums Trust (York Art Gallery)
Author Dr Magdalena Łanuszka



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