A Stream by a Wood

This is a study for a composition elaborated in a larger picture by Hobbema (Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen), which follows this design fairly closely but also includes a road with figures and a horizon on the left. The landscape is similar in technique and composition to paintings by the artist dated 1663 (Russborough, Beit Collection; Washington, National Gallery of Art). Both this picture and the Rotterdam version can probably be dated to about the same time: about 1663.

Key facts

Artist dates
1638 - 1709
Full title
A Stream by a Wood
Date made
about 1663
Medium and support
Oil on oak
31.4 x 40.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
Location in Gallery