A Wooded Landscape

Object Details

Title:

A Wooded Landscape

Artist/Maker(s):

Meindert Hobbema (Dutch, 1638 - 1709)

Culture:

Dutch

Date:

1667

Medium:

Oil on panel

Dimensions:

61 x 84.8 cm (24 x 33 3/8 in.)

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In the foreground, a dog laps eagerly at a pool of water while a duck dives for food. To the left, a horseman and three travelers on foot walk up the bank to a road. In the middle ground, a lone man fishes in a shallow pool that leads back to a brightly illuminated village. Sketchily painted clouds fill the sky above; sunlight filters through the grove of trees below, lighting areas of the forest and casting reflections in the water. Meindert Hobbema captured both the tranquility and transience of the natural world by masterfully rendering the effects of light and shade, smooth water, billowing clouds, and soaring birds.

Provenance
by about 1750

Possibly Gordon Family, by inheritance to Mrs. Thomas Gordon.

- 1808

Possibly Mrs. Thomas Gordon (Rochester, Kent, England) [sold, Gordon sale, Christie's, London, March 2, 1808, lot 98, to Wells.]

1808 -

Possibly Wells (possibly William Wells)

- 1829

Possibly Thomas Emmerson, Esq., died 1855 (London, England) [sold, Emmerson sale, Phillips, London, May 1, 1829, lot 170.]

by 1835 -

Possibly Harry Phillips, Esq.

- 1848

Casimir Périer (Paris, France) [sold, Périer sale, Christie's, London, May 5, 1848, lot 5, to Brown.]

1848 -

Brown

by 1852 -

George Field, Esq. (London, England), possibly by inheritance to Barclay Field.

- 1893

Barclay Field, Esq., 1835 - 1892 (London, England) [sold, Field sale, Christie's, London, June 10, 1893, lot 24, to Colnaghi.]

1893 -

Colnaghi (London, England)

by 1894 - 1911

Samuel Montagu, first baron Swaythling, 1832 - 1911 (Townhill Park, Southampton, Hampshire, England), by inheritance to Louis Samuel Montagu, 1911.

1911 - 1927

Louis Samuel Montagu, second baron Swaythling, 1869 - 1927 (Townhill Park, Southampton, Hampshire, England), by inheritance to Stuart Albert Samuel Montagu, 1927.

1927 - 1946

Stuart Albert Samuel Montagu, third baron Swaythling, 1898 - 1990 (Townhill Park, Southampton, Hampshire, England) [sold, Swaythling sale, Christie's, London, July 12, 1946, lot 25 to Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd.]

1946 -

Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London, England)

- 1984

Private Collection (England), sold through Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd. (London, England) to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1984.

Exhibitions
Art Treasures of the United Kingdom Collected at Manchester in 1857 (May 5 to October 17, 1857) (Cat. 845)
  • Art Treasures Palace, (Manchester)
Exhibition of Works by the Old Masters, and by Deceased Masters of the British School: Winter Exhibition, Thirteenth Year (January 2 to March 11, 1882) (cat. 82)
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), January 2 to March 11, 1882
Exhibition of Pictures by Dutch Masters of the Seventeenth Century (1900) (21)
  • Burlington Fine Arts Club (London), 1900
A Selection of Works by Early and Modern Painters of the Dutch School (1903) (190)
  • Art Gallery of the Corporation Of London, 1903
Dutch Art (January 4 to March 9, 1929) (224)
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), January 4 to March 9, 1929