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Attributed to manner of Berchem, Nicolaes (Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1620-1683) , Landscape with Cattle and Figures at a Ford

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Title Landscape with Cattle and Figures at a Ford
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Attributed to manner of Berchem, Nicolaes (Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1620-1683)
Previously attributed to Carree, Michiel (Dutch painter and engraver, 1657-1727 or 1747)
Date Earliest possibly about 1650
Date Latest possibly about 1800
Description The setting is a river ford with groups of animals; cattle, goats, sheep and dogs on both riverbanks and on a path leading off across a hillside in the direction of a distant mountain. There are three figures on the near bank; a woman on a horse, conversing with another woman who carries a basket. Both the horse woman and a man standing further off carry long cattle prods. On the far bank is a man with packhorses and sheep while other travellers can be seen at the height of the hillside path.
Current Accession Number 117
Former Accession Number 166 (1855); 31 (1893)
Inscription front lr 'Berchem'
Subject landscape; figure; animal (cow; horse; dog)
Measurements 57.4 x 71.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Archibald McLellan 1854.
Publications McLellan Catalogue, Glasgow, 1855, p. 8, no. 166, as after Berchem; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 137, no. 31, as by Michiel Carré; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 24, no. 117, II, p. 37, as imitator of Berchem.
Notes W. Liedtke 2003 (oral communication) 'possibly autograph, if minor example'.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley
 

 

 

 

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