(b. 1638, Amsterdam, d. 1709, Amsterdam)
Wooded Landscape with Cottagesc. 1655
Oil on canvas, 88 x 121 cm
Mauritshuis, The Hague
This early landscape by Hobbema testifies to the painter's predilection for wooded landscapes with sunlight filtering through the trees. He often painted variations on a theme: again and again he painted trees along sandy roads or around a watermill, always from a different perspective.