National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of The Travelers Meindert Hobbema (artist)
Dutch, 1638 - 1709
The Travelers, 166[2?]
oil on canvas
overall: 101 x 145 cm (39 3/4 x 57 1/16 in.)
Widener Collection
1942.9.31
On View
From the Tour: Dutch Landscapes and Seascapes of the 1600s
Object 4 of 8

Conservation Notes

The support is a heavy-weight, loosely and plain-woven fabric. Moderately thick paint is freely brushed over a light tan colored ground in paste consistency.

Small losses are scattered overall. The sky is abraded, particularly in the dark cloud at top left, while the foreground is well-preserved. Prior to acquisition, two linings had been attached to the support. In 1981, a third lining was added and the painting cleaned. At that time discolored varnish and old overpaints were removed where possible. Aged insoluble overpaint in the horse, sky, and dark cloud were toned.

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