3 December 1997
Meindert Hobbema (1638-1709)
The Ruins of Brederode Castle
signed 'M. hobbema' (lower right)
oil on panel
20¾ x 26¾in. (52.7 x 68cm.)
Baron Kolisch, Vienna.
Baron Königswarter; sale, Berlin, 20 Nov. 1906, lot 40 (46,000 marks).
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C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., IV, London, 1912, p. 361, no. 24.
G. Broulhiet, Meindert Hobbema, Paris, 1938, p. 441, no. 249, illustrated p. 341.
Brederode Castle, three miles north of Haarlem, built in the thirteenth century, was destroyed in 1573. The present picture is a very early work by the artist, whose later view of Brederode, dated 1671, is in the National Gallery, London, no. 831.
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