Collection Online
oil on canvas
101.0 × 144.0 cm
inscribed in brown paint l.c.l.: M. Hobbema. / F (dot) 1662
Accession Number
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1950
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Gallery location
Rembrandt Cabinet
Level 2, NGV International

Collection of Jonkheer (Lord/Sir) Alberda, Castle Dijksterhuis, Pieterburen, 1829 collection of Alberda van Menkema family, Castle Dijksterhuis, Pieterburen 1834 from whom purchased by van Arnhem and Goekinga, Groningen, 1834 collection of Colonel de Bire, Brussels (collection assembled by Heris) by 1841 de Bire/Heris sale, Bonnefons, Paris, 25 March 1841, no. 1 as L’arbre renversé (bought in) private collection, France sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 25 May 1945 with Thomas Agnew &amp Sons (dealer), London, by 1949 from where acquired for the Felton Bequest, 1949.


Meindert HOBBEMA
The old oak 1662
Reproduction - crafted by the NGV

Ebonised coachwood (pink sycamore).

Meindert HOBBEMA
The old oak 1662

Hobbema The old oak, 1662, was reframed in 2003.
The former frame on the painting had been cut down radically on the two vertical sides compressing the ornament and disturbing the proportions of the frame.
The new frame was selected from a range of Dutch seventeenth century forms utilising a broad, low relief profile with detail on the inner half and a broad flat scotia section in the outer half.
The frame was made from coachwood (pink sycamore) and ebonised using a series of stained layers.