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Attributed to Berchem, Nicolaes (Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1620-1683) , Landscape with Peasants Driving Cattle

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Title Landscape with Peasants Driving Cattle
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to Berchem, Nicolaes (Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1620-1683)
Date Earliest probably about 1642
Date Latest 1683
Signed yes
Description In centre is a figure sitting on a mule with right hand pointing left and with a long stick or goad in his left hand. Two figures on foot are seen on the right. They are driving a mixed group of cattle, sheep and goats and being assisted by a barking dog. To the right is a tall cliff with some scrubby trees. To the left are the buildings of a town at the edge of a body of water. The ground rises to low hills in the background.
Current Accession Number 567
Former Accession Number 38 (1893)
Inscription front lc 'NBerchem f' (NB in monogram)
Subject landscape; figure; animal (horse; cattle; goat; sheep)
Measurements 37.5 x 47 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs John Graham-Gilbert 1877.
Provenance Possibly Wynn Ellis sale, Christie's, London, [4?] June 1864, lot 74, bought by Smith, £155.8s, for John Graham-Gilbert (1794-1866); by descent to Mrs. John Graham-Gilbert.
Publications Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 137, no. 38, as by Berchem; Hofstede de Groot, C., A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, IX, Esslingen, 1926, Berchem, no. 483, as by Berchem; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 23, no. 567, II, p. 37.
Notes Stamped on stretcher 'O. MORRILL LINER'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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