Artist Meindert Hobbema, Dutch, 1638-1709
  • The Cottage
Date c. 1663
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 24 1/2 × 34 inches (62.2 × 86.4 cm)
Framed: 33 1/2 × 42 3/4 × 3 3/4 inches (85.1 × 108.6 × 9.5 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Alfred J. Fisher
Accession Number 67.115
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed lower right: Mdt Hobbema The Mdt is not clear.
Collection Thomas Chapel (n.d.);
London, auction Chapell (Christie's) 12-13 February, 1773, lot
Gloucester, Collection Dr. Ralph Fletcher (by 1835, according to Smith);
London, auction R. Fletcher (Christie's) 9 June, 1838, lot. 64, bought by Durnford for 450 pounds for John Pritchard;
London, Collection John Pritchard, then by descent.
London, auction, H. Pritchard-Gordon (Christie's) 14 May, 1926, lot 95, repr., bought by W.W. Simpson (or Sampson) for 6,000 guineas.
Detroit, Collection Alfred J. Fisher, by at least 1949, by whom bequeathed to the DIA in 1967.
Smith, J., Catalogue Raisonné of the most Eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters, vol. 6, no. 85, & Supplement, no. 21.

London, Royal Academy, "Winter Exhibition", 1886, no. 93.

Hofstede de Groot, C., Verzeichnis der hervorrqagensten holländischen Maler des XVII Jahrhunderts, Paris/Esslingen, vol. 4, 1912, p. 428, no. 165.

Burlington Magazine, vol. 48, May, 1926, p. , repr.

Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, "Fifth Loan Exhibition of Old and Modern Masters," Oct. 1927, p. 26, cat. 36 (lent by Alfred J. Fisher-entry by W. Heil).

Detroit, DIA, "Ninth Loan Exhibition of Dutch Genre and Landscape Painting of the Seventeenth Century", Oct. 16-Nov. 10, 1929, p. xiv, cat. 35, repr. (lent by Mr. & Mrs. Alfred J. Fisher--intro. by W. R. Valentiner).

Broulhiet, G., Meindert Hobbema (1638-1709), Paris, 1938, p. 388, no. 83, repr. p. 143.

Detroit, DIA, "Loan Exhibition of Dutch Landscape Painting", (intro. by E. P. Richardson, unpaginated), Feb. 3-26, 1939, cat. 17, repr. (lent by Mr. & Mrs. Alfred J. Fisher).

Detroit, The Detroit Institute of Arts, "Masterpieces of Painting from Detroit Private Collections," 1949, no. 17, (as lent by Mr. and Mrs. Alfred J. Fisher).

Art Quarterly,, vol.31, 1968, p. 207, repr.

Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts, London, 2004, pp. 110-111 (entry by A. K. Wheelock, Jr.)

G. S. Keyes, "A Brief History of the European Paintings Collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts with a Focus on the Dutch School", in the catalogue for TEFAF Maastricht 2005, pp. 10-15, esp. p. 15