Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683)
|Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683)
|Shepherd with Animals in a Landscape
|This lovely Dutch Old Master oil painting is attributed to noted Dutch artist Nicholaes Berchem. Painted circa 1665 it is a charming pastoral scene of a shepherd and his animals including sheep, goats, donkey and cows and of course his trusty dog. They are all resting beneath trees while he looks on attentively. The light in the sky and the light and shadows on the animals is beautiful. A really superb example of Dutch Old Master art with great detail.
Christie's stamp verso.
|Oil on Canvas
|38 x 32 inches
|Housed in a complementary gilt frame, 46 inches by 30 inches framed and in good condition.
|Nicolaes Pietersz (1620 - 1683) son of the still-life painter Pieter Claesz, adopted the surname Berchem. He was born in Haarlem and worked chiefly in that city; he probably travelled to Italy in the 1640s. By 1677 he was working in Amsterdam. He was the principal Dutch painter of Italianate pastoral scenes. He was highly productive and versatile and had many pupils and followers. He collaborated with Ruisdael and J. B. Weenix.