About this artwork

This is an outstanding example of Hobbema’s wooded landscapes, in which the artist specialised. These works appear to be based on real places, but were carefully composed from his imagination. The shaded foreground opens out to a brightly lit middle distance, and from there the rutted paths lead to the far horizon. The scene is enlivened by the group of figures. This type of subject proved very popular with British collectors during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

  • title:
    Wooded Landscape
  • accession number:
    NG 2377
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    About 1662 - 1663
  • measurements:
    93.70 x 130.80 cm (framed: 169.23 x 136.53 x 20.32 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the aid of the Art Fund and the National Heritage Purchase Grant (Scotland) 1979
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Meindert Hobbema

Meindert Hobbema