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Drawing - Landscape with figures and animals near a waterfall
  • Landscape with figures and animals near a waterfall
    Berchem, Nicolaes
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Landscape with figures and animals near a waterfall

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (Probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    ca.1670 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Berchem, Nicolaes (Pietersz.) the Elder, born 1620 - died 1683 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and black ink and black chalk, with grey wash; framing line in black ink.

  • Museum number:

    D.933-1900

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

In a wooded landscape, a herder stands at the edge of a pool of water, and talking to a reclining shepherdess; they are surrounded by four cattle and two goats.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (Probably, drawn)

Date

ca.1670 (made)

Artist/maker

Berchem, Nicolaes (Pietersz.) the Elder, born 1620 - died 1683 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and black ink and black chalk, with grey wash; framing line in black ink.

Marks and inscriptions

Signed at lower centre right, in black ink, NB(in ligature)erchem ft.

Dimensions

Height: 617 mm, Width: 517 mm

Object history note

Possibly the painter Arnoldus Stevens (d. 1795 or before), his sale, Amsterdam, van der Schley … IJver, 7 December 1795, Album A, lot 1: ‘Een bergagtig Landschap, met een Rivier doorsneden, ryk gestoffeerd met Huislieden en hun Vee, verders Woningen, Watervallen, en Geboomten; meesterlyk fiks met zwart kryt en oostind. inkt behandeld, door N. Berchem’; Miss Emily Dalton (1816/17–1900), Leicester, by whom bequeathed to the museum (NAL dry stamp on recto and Dalton Bequest purple ink stamp on verso of lining; neither in Lugt), 1900.

Descriptive line

Drawing, Landscape with figures and animals near a waterfall, Berchem, Nicolaes (Pietersz.), Dutch School, c.1670

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. I, Cat. no. 15, illus, p. 16

Labels and date

In a wooded clearing, a herder and a shepherdess rest by a pool with their cattle and goats. The scene is characteristic of Nicolaes Berchem’s style. He was a prominent artist of the second generation of ‘Dutch Italianates’, a group of artists active in Rome between the 1630s and the 1650s. []

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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