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Title River Scene in a Village
Collection Holburne Museum of Art, Bath
Artist Previously attributed to Hobbema, Meindert (Dutch painter, 1638-1709)
Vries, Roelof van (Dutch painter, ca.1631-after 1681)
Date Earliest about 1650
Date Latest probably about 1685
Description Roelof van Vries was born in Haarlem and worked in Leiden and Amsterdam as well as in his native city. He entered the Leiden Guild in 1653 and the Haarlem Guild in 1657. He was a landscape painter, whose style was based on that of Jacob van Ruisdael. His pictures are often confused with those of two other followers of Ruisdael, Salomon Rombouts and Cornelis Decker.
Current Accession Number A71
Former Accession Number 135; 1454; 110
Inscription front 'M. Hobbema'
Subject landscape; buildings and gardens; figure (peasants)
Measurements 59.7 x 75.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Miss Mary Anne Barbara Holburne 1882.
Provenance Sir Thomas William Holburne, by 1867-74; by descent to Mary Anne Barbara Holburne (1802-1882), 1874.
Notes Attributions and inventory numbers: Holburne catalogue 1867, no. 135, as Hobbema; Holburne catalogue 1887, no. 1454, as Hobbema; Holburne catalogue 1936, no. 110, as R. Van Vries.
Rights Owner The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath
Author Rosie Broadley



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