The Watermills at Singraven near Denekamp

These watermills, which still survive, belonged to the manor house at Singraven, near Denekamp, north-east of Enschede and close to the border between Overijssel and Germany. The buildings and the river Dinkel are seen from the south-south-east.

The watermills had previously been the subject of a series of pictures by Hobbema's teacher Jacob van Ruisdael, an example of which can also be found in the Collection ('Two Watermills and an Open Sluice at Singraven').

Key facts

Artist dates
1638 - 1709
Full title
The Watermills at Singraven near Denekamp
Date made
probably 1665-70
Medium and support
Oil on oak
60 x 84.5 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1871
Inventory number
Location in Gallery