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Pastoral Scene with a Shepherdess Milking a Goat

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

1665/70

Artist:

Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem
Dutch, 1621/22-1683

About this artwork

One of the most prolific Dutch landscape painters, Nicolas Pietersz. Berchem executed scenes of the Italian campagna (countryside) for cosmopolitan collectors who appreciated foreign views. Against the muddy palette used for the livestock, Berchem highlighted the shepherdess’s skirt with a vibrant blue, a color that attracts the eye of the viewer and of the young shepherd nearby. Alongside paintings of the flat but fertile Dutch landscape, collectors enjoyed fanciful depictions of Italy for their hilly terrain and playful peasants.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Nicolaes Berchem

Title

Pastoral Scene with a Shepherdess Milking a Goat

Date

1665–1670

Medium

Oil on panel

Inscriptions

Inscribed at lower right: Berchem. f

Dimensions

24.8 × 31.1 cm (9 1/4 × 12 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by Donald and Carol Asher; gift in part from Scott, Lynda, Jonathan, and Lindsey Canel; and purchased with funds provided by Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan in honor of Marlene Welsh Phillips

Reference Number

2012.113

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