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 Berchem, Nicolaes (Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1620-1683) , A Country Gathering by a Bridge

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Title A Country Gathering by a Bridge
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist Berchem, Nicolaes (Dutch painter, printmaker, and draftsman, 1620-1683)
Date Earliest probably about 1660
Date Latest probably about 1665
Signed yes
Description To the left is the archway of a bridge. To the right a weathered stone building. In the foreground a gathering of people, horses, pack mules, goats and sheep. A woman sits on a horse centrally with a riderless horse in front of her. A blacksmith is shoeing a mule in front of that. To the right some figures sit at a table below an improvised awning while on the parapet of the bridge, women are hanging clothes to dry.
Current Accession Number 566
Former Accession Number 35 (1893)
Inscription front lr 'NBerchem F' (NB in monogram)
Subject landscape; figure; animal (horse; sheep; goat; dog; donkey); buildings and gardens
Measurements 73.3 x 98.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs John Graham-Gilbert 1877.
Provenance D. McIntosh sale, London, 16 May 1857, lot 68, bought by Nieuwenhuys, dealer; C. Scarisbrick sale, London, 18 May 1861, lot 490, bought by Smith, dealer, £514.10s, for John Graham-Gilbert (1794-1866); by descent to Mrs. John Graham-Gilbert.
Publications Smith, J., A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, London, V, 1834, no. 74; Hofstede de Groot, C., 'Hollandsche Kunst in Schotland', Oud Holland, 11, 1893, p. 137, no. 35; 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. 136; Miles, H., Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Glasgow Art Gallery, Glasgow, 1961, I, p. 23, no. 566, II, p. 35; Wenley, R., 'Masterpieces of a Merchant City', Apollo, CLXIX, 2006, p. 45, fig. 7.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Robert Wenley



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