BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1620-1683 Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem (1 October 1620 - 18 February 1683) was a highly esteemed and prolific Dutch painter of pastoral landscapes, populated with mythological or biblical figures, but also of a number allegories and genre pieces. Born in Haarlem, he received instruction from his father Pieter Claesz, and from the painters Jan van Goyen, Jan Wils and Claes Cornelisz. Moeyaert. (It is not known why he called himself Berchem or Berighem, and other variants). For some time it was supposed Berchem traveled to Italy with a fellow painter Jan Baptist Weenix, whom he called his cousin. In 1645 he became a member of the Dutch reformed church and married the year after. Being a widower he married the daughter of Jan Wils. Around 1650 he did travel to Westphalia with Jacob van Ruisdael. May be Berchem went to Italy after this trip and before he moved to Amsterdam. Around 1660 he worked for the engraver Jan de Visscher designing an atlas. In 1670 he moved back to Haarlem, but Berchem died in Amsterdam in 1683. His paintings, of which he produced an immense number, (Hofstede de Groot claimed around 850, although many are misattributed), were in great demand, as were his 80 etchings and 500 drawings. His landscapes, painted in the Italian style of idealized rural scenes, with hills, mountains, cliffs and trees in a golden dawn are sought after. Berchem also painted inspired and attractive human and animal figures in works of other artists, like Allaert van Everdingen, Jan Hackaert, Gerrit Dou, Meindert Hobbema and Willem Schellinks. The French Rococo painter Jean-Baptiste Pillement was influenced by his works.

 

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BERCHEM, Nicolaes A Southern Harbour Scene oil painting   

Painting ID::  5144
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
A Southern Harbour Scene
1657-59 Oil on canvas, 83 x 104 cm Wallace Collection, London

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Italian Landscape at Sunset oil painting   

Painting ID::  5145
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Italian Landscape at Sunset
1670-72 Oil on canvas Alte Pinakothek, Munich

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Italian Landscape with Bridge  ddd oil painting   

Painting ID::  5146
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Italian Landscape with Bridge ddd
1656 Oil on panel, 44,5 x 61 cm The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Landscape with Two Horses oil painting   

Painting ID::  5147
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Landscape with Two Horses
Oil on wood Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Merchant Receiving a Moor in the Harbour oil painting   

Painting ID::  5148
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Merchant Receiving a Moor in the Harbour
Oil on canvas transferred from oak, 94 x 98,5 cm Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Peasants with Cattle by a Ruined Aqueduct oil painting   

Painting ID::  5149
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Peasants with Cattle by a Ruined Aqueduct
c. 1658 Oil on wood, 47,1 x 38,7 cm National Gallery, London

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Rocky Landscape with Antique Ruins oil painting   

Painting ID::  5150
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Rocky Landscape with Antique Ruins
c. 1657 Oil on canvas, 83,3 x 104,3 cm Alte Pinakothek, Munich

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Animal Study dd oil painting   

Painting ID::  5151
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Animal Study dd
Oil on canvas mounted on panel, 44,9 x 63,7 cm Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Italian Landscape with a Bridge oil painting   

Painting ID::  28401
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Italian Landscape with a Bridge
mk60 1656 Oil on panel 17 1/2x24"

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Landscape with Jacob, Rachel, and Leah oil painting   

Painting ID::  32250
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Landscape with Jacob, Rachel, and Leah
1643 Oil on canvas, 166 x 138 cm

   
   
     

 

 

BERCHEM, Nicolaes Peasants with Four Oxen and a Goat at a Ford by a Ruined Aqueduct oil painting   

Painting ID::  43184
BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Peasants with Four Oxen and a Goat at a Ford by a Ruined Aqueduct
mk170 1655-1660 Oil on oak 47.1x38.7cm

   
   
     

 

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BERCHEM, Nicolaes
Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1620-1683 Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem (1 October 1620 - 18 February 1683) was a highly esteemed and prolific Dutch painter of pastoral landscapes, populated with mythological or biblical figures, but also of a number allegories and genre pieces. Born in Haarlem, he received instruction from his father Pieter Claesz, and from the painters Jan van Goyen, Jan Wils and Claes Cornelisz. Moeyaert. (It is not known why he called himself Berchem or Berighem, and other variants). For some time it was supposed Berchem traveled to Italy with a fellow painter Jan Baptist Weenix, whom he called his cousin. In 1645 he became a member of the Dutch reformed church and married the year after. Being a widower he married the daughter of Jan Wils. Around 1650 he did travel to Westphalia with Jacob van Ruisdael. May be Berchem went to Italy after this trip and before he moved to Amsterdam. Around 1660 he worked for the engraver Jan de Visscher designing an atlas. In 1670 he moved back to Haarlem, but Berchem died in Amsterdam in 1683. His paintings, of which he produced an immense number, (Hofstede de Groot claimed around 850, although many are misattributed), were in great demand, as were his 80 etchings and 500 drawings. His landscapes, painted in the Italian style of idealized rural scenes, with hills, mountains, cliffs and trees in a golden dawn are sought after. Berchem also painted inspired and attractive human and animal figures in works of other artists, like Allaert van Everdingen, Jan Hackaert, Gerrit Dou, Meindert Hobbema and Willem Schellinks. The French Rococo painter Jean-Baptiste Pillement was influenced by his works.