London, South Kensington
23 April 2009
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Studio of Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem (Haarlem 1620-1683 Amsterdam)
An Italianate river landscape with drovers and their cattle in the foreground
with signature 'Berghem' (lower left, on a rock)
oil on canvas
24 x 19¼ in. (61 x 48.9 cm.)
In the family of the present owner since the 1930s.
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Národní Gallery, Prague, on loan, 1992-2007.
A version of slightly smaller size (54 x 40 cm.), known from an engraving by Monzies, was in the collection of Etienne-Edmond-Martin, baron de Beurnonville (1825-1906), by whom sold, Paris, 9-16 May 1881, lot 207.
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