A Landscape with a Common and Coppice
||Oil on canvas
|Place of origin
The painting was at Petworth by 1822 and was possibly inherited by the 3rd Earl from the Earl of Thomond in 1774. The artist was a landscape painter of the Dutch school, though the animals are by Adriaen van der Velde. The frame is one of ‘half a dozen magnificent Dutch frames’ found in an attic in 1952.
Oil painting on canvas, A Landscape with a Common and Coppice by Meindert Hobbema (Amsterdam 1638 – Amsterdam 1709) and Adriaen van der Velde (Amsterdam 1636 - Amsterdam 1672) c.1663.Landscape by Hobbema with the animals painted by Adriaen van der Velde. At left, in the foreground, is a road leading to a sunny mid-distance of sand and gorse with two figures; in the centre there are two cows and four sheep; at right there is water with lilies and a fallen tree and at left mid-distance can be seen a house amid trees, with a gap leading to the low distance and, at centre, a house in shadow.
Possibly inherited by the 3rd Earl of Egremont from the Earl of Thomond in 1774 and at Petworth by 1822. Thence by descent, until the death in 1952 of the 3rd Lord Leconfield, who had given Petworth to the National Trust in 1947, and whose nephew and heir, John Wyndham, 6th Lord Leconfield and 1st Lord Egremont (1920-72) arranged for the acceptance of the major portion of the collections at Petworth in lieu of death duties (the first ever such arrangement) in 1956 by H.M.Treasury.
Marks and inscriptions
Cattle by A. van de Velde. M. HOBBIMA (signed and inscription reproduced exactly from Collins Baker but cannnot be seen today)
Makers and roles
Meindert Hobbema (Amsterdam 1638 – Amsterdam 1709) and Adriaen van der Velde (Amsterdam 1636 - Amsterdam 1672), artist
Adriaen van der Velde (Amsterdam 1636 – Amsterdam 1672), artist
Meindert Hobbema (Amsterdam 1638 – Amsterdam 1709), artist