Meindert Hobbema

Two Water-mills

c. 1670
Hobbema was a friend and pupil of Jacob van Ruisdael. By his thirtieth year he had ceased painting almost completely, and most of his finest works were produced before 1670. "Two Water-mills" depicts one of the artist's favourite and almost sole subjects during his short painting career. Like his teacher, Hobbema was fascinated by the natural landscape.
Title
Two Water-mills
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