Artist Meindert Hobbema, Dutch, 1638-1709
Title
  • A River Scene
Date 1658
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 20 3/4 × 26 7/8 inches (52.7 × 68.3 cm)
Framed: 29 1/2 × 35 5/8 × 3 1/4 inches (74.9 × 90.5 × 8.3 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.38
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed and dated, lower left: M HOBBEMA 1658 [M and H joined]
Collection T.J. Ireland (possibly Ousden Hall, Suffolk, England);
January 26, 1889, (Christie's, London, England) sale, lot 133 [as Jan van Goyen];
1889, James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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