The New Student's Reference Work/Hobbema, Meindert

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Hob′bema, Meindert, a Dutch landscape-painter, was born in 1638, probably at Amsterdam, and became one of the foremost landscape-painters. He died in poverty, at Amsterdam, in December, 1709. One hundred and forty-two of his works have been catalogued, and they command high prices, a small landscape selling for $20,000. The Avenue Middelharnis, Holland, in the National Gallery at London, is a fine example of his work.