BERCHEM, Nicolaes
(b. 1620, Haarlem, d. 1683, Amsterdam)

Italianate River Landscape

Oil on panel, 46 x 39 cm
Private collection

The present painting depicts an Italianate river landscape with herdsmen by the ruins of an amphitheatre, and peasants crossing a bridge. The artist's careful depiction of the elegant figures and the animals in the foreground creates a subtle balance with the imposing landscape.

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