HOBBEMA, Meyndert
(b. 1638, Amsterdam, d. 1709, Amsterdam)

The Water Mill

Oil on canvas, 80 x 66 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris

Hobbema's favoured motifs are sunny forest scenes opened by roads and glistening ponds, fairly flat landscapes with scattered tree groups, and water mills. He had a special love for the last named subject; almost three dozen paintings of his water mills are known.