Hamlet in the Wood
The Amsterdam painter Meindert Hobbema depicted the calm, flat landscape of the Dutch Republic—newly independent from Spain—at a time when global trade and colonial exploitation had made the country extremely prosperous. Executed on an ambitious scale with a fluid touch, this painting features eight figures peacefully inhabiting a hamlet, or small settlement, in a wooded landscape under an expansive, clouded sky.
Oil on canvas
38 1/4 x 51 5/8 in. (97.2 x 131.1 cm)
frame: 50 x 63 x 5 in., 94 lb. (127 x 160 x 12.7 cm, 42.64kg) (show scale)
Signed lower left: "M. Hobbema"
Gift of Horace O. Havemeyer
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Meindert Hobbema (Dutch, 1638-1709). Hamlet in the Wood, 1660-1665. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 51 5/8 in. (97.2 x 131.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Horace O. Havemeyer, 56.159 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 56.159.jpg)
overall, 56.159.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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