Meindert Hobbema

painter, draftsperson
North Netherlandish
Amsterdam (city) 1638-10/1638-10-31
baptized 31 October 1638
Amsterdam (city) 1709-12-07
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Grew up with his sister in an orphanage, after their parents died. Posted banns on 25 October 1668 with Eeltje Pieters Vinck (1634-1709), with whom he married on 2 November 1668 (De Vries 1885). Jacob van Ruisdael was his best man at that occasion. Between 1669-1673 Hobbema and his wife had four children baptized. Hobbema was witness at the baptism of Thomas van Kessel on 02-13-1675.
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  • Amsterdam (stad) 1657 - 1709
    possibly already as early as 1655, when he became an intern apprentice with Jacob van Ruisdael. In 1668 he became a 'wynroeier': an official, who converted measurements from other cities and foreign countries into official Amsterdam measurements.
  • Deventer (plaats) 1661
    in 1661 he travelled together with Jacob van Ruisdael: they went by way of the Veluwe, Deventer and Ootmarsum to Germany. It is unclear where he went in Germany: probably he stayed in the aerea near the Dutch border: there are no topographical identifiable drawings or paintings that point to Germany
  • Ootmarsum 1661
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
landscape (genre), winter landscape, architecture (genre)
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-10; Last modified date: 2023-03-27


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