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Meindert Hobbema: 'A Woody Landscape'

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This composition is characteristic of Hobbema's approach to landscape painting: a forest scene with a view towards a clearing in the middle distance, illuminated by strong sunlight, and a picturesque farm building in the middle ground.

Another version of this composition (Zurich, Kunsthaus, Ruzicka collection), is dated 1665; the National Gallery's picture was probably painted shortly before.

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