The last of the major Dutch landscape painters of the golden age, he gave up professional painting when he married in 1668 and became a wine gauger instead. His paintings are mostly beautifully painted landscapes in dark tones with water watermills and cottages, overgrown trees, and occasional figures.
Meyndert Hobbema’s major works are A Stream by a Wood, c. 1663 (London: National Gallery); A Watermill, c. 1665–68 (Amsterdam: Rijksmuseum).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.