Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683)

Artist Name Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683)
Title The Goat Herd
Description This beautiful oil on panel pastoral landscape is attributed to the circle of Dutch Old Master artist Nicolaes Berchem. It dates to the early 18th century circa 1700. The painting is of a boy tending goats in a rocky landscape. The colouring and detail are superb, especially given its age. A really charming Old Master Dutch oil painting.
Provenance British collection.
Medium Oil on Panel
Size 8 x 11 inches
Frame Housed in a complementary frame, 16 inches by 13 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography 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.
Price £6800
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