3 December 1997
Follower of Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem (1620-1683)
An Italianate River Landscape with Drovers and Cattle fording a River, ruins beyond
with signature 'Berchem' (lower right) and date '1653' (lower left)
oil on canvas
16¼ x 25 3/8in. (41 x 64.5cm.)
Maria Nikolaevna Sokolova, 1897 (according to an inscription on the reverse).
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Willem van de Watering has kindly identified this picture as the work of Hans de Jode.
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