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

Evening Landscape

Oil on canvas, 73 x 98 cm
Private collection

This picture shows an evening landscape with drovers and their animals by a river. It is dated to the early 1660s, when Berchem's Italianate landscapes become more monumental in their effect, with strongly emphasized architectural settings, and often, as here, an evening setting with dark shadows and a rich light from the setting sun catching parts of the composition.

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