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Landscape with Waterfalls and Bridges, Peasants in the Foreground

A work made of black chalk, with brush and black wash, on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of black chalk, with brush and black wash, on cream laid paper.

Date:

c. 1670

Artist:

Nicolaes Berchem, the Elder
Dutch, 1621/22-1683

About this artwork

Nicolaes Bechem went to Italy in 1642 and remained there for three years; he may have returned in the 1650s. Most of his painted works are Italianate landscapes peopled with travelers and animals. Like Jan Both, Berchem was influenced by the work of Claude Lorrain.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Nicolaes Berchem

Title

Landscape with Waterfalls and Bridges, Peasants in the Foreground

Place

Netherlands (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1665–1675

Medium

Black chalk, with brush and black wash, on cream laid paper

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, lower center, on mount, in graphite: "N. Berchem"; verso, upper left, in graphite: "17"; center, in pen and brown ink: "%1"; center, in graphite: "M"; lower left, in graphite: "J. v. Lidl, Nr. 113"; lower right, in graphite: "LGu. Cichorius (1908) u. Huldschinsky (1931)"

Dimensions

25.3 × 30.7 cm (10 × 12 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Worcester Sketch Fund

Reference Number

1982.502

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