Middelharnis is one of several places that dispute the honour of being Hobbema's birthplace.
There are those who complain that Hobbema was a poor colourist.
Like Hobbema's pictures generally, this masterpiece was held in little honour in its own country.
Owen regretted the Hobbema; it was less aggressive than the colonnade.
A second objection to Hobbema's method may be mentioned besides its "trickiness."
Over the bed hung a fine copy of a Hobbema, in which two lines of trees stretched on and on toward a vague, far-distant horizon.
Posterity owes this servant of the burgomaster a grudge, for after taking up the appointment, Hobbema scarcely painted any more.
He was undoubtedly the equal of any of his time, though not so near to nature, perhaps, as Hobbema.
The subject is unusual, showing a more open landscape and a wider expanse of sky than Hobbema ordinarily represented.
It is easy to detect in them reminiscences of Ruysdael and Hobbema and the studies of gallery pictures grown dim with age.