This composition with its winding pathway through the trees in the middle distance is characteristic of Hobbema's works. The depth of the space is evoked by the views through the trees towards sunlit clearings. This signed painting was probably painted in about 1660.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1638 - 1709
Full title
Cottages in a Wood
Date made
about 1660
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
52.1 x 68 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2570
Location in Gallery