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


Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Hobbema was a Dutch landscape painter. He worked in his native Amsterdam, where he was the friend and only documented pupil of Jacob van Ruisdael. Some of his pictures are very like Ruisdael's, but his range was more limited and he lacked the latter's power to capture the majesty of nature.