Meindert Hobbema

Landscape with Two Watermills

c. 1670
The picture offers a panoramic view anchored by a large watermill at centre. The vista opens to the sides, offering glimpses into the distance beneath the canopy of trees, encouraging us to wander through the image. Hobbema favoured simple subjects such as watermills, fields and wooded countryside, all characteristic of the productive rural landscape of the Netherlands. Largely neglected during his life, he was rediscovered and celebrated in the 19th century, particularly in Britain, for his artful and natural works.
Title
Landscape with Two Watermills
Date
c. 1670
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
90.1 x 128.3 cm
Nationality
Dutch
Credit line
Presented 1950 to the Canadian people by Queen Juliana on behalf of the Government of the Netherlands, to commemorate Canada's part in the Liberation of the Netherlands 1944-1945 and Canada's hospitality to the royal family during the Second World War
Accession number
38687