Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem (Claesz)

1620-1683 Netherlands-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-A painter of the Dutch Golden Age, Nicolaes Berchem was born in Haarlem in 1624 according to Rev M Pilkington. His father Pieter Claesz the still-life painter was his tutor. He also received instruction from other artists such as Jan Baptist Weenix and Jan van Goyen. He either took his new name 'Berchem' from a nickname he had 'Berg hem' or from the town Berchem where it is thought his father may have been born.
He travelled Italy and became familiar with the 'Italianate landscape' which his works became most noted for. His later years were spent in Amsterdam. Pieter de Hooch and Jacob Ochtervelt were two of his many noted students.

 

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Harbour
Scene

Harbour Scene

Paul and Barnabas
at Lystra

Paul and Barnabas at Lystra

Merchant
Rerceiving Moor

Hunters
Resting

Hunters Resting

Allegory
of Summer

Allegory of Summer

An Italian
Landscape

An Italian Landscape

Landscape
with Bathers

Landscape with Bathers

Landscape
with Herdsmen

Landscape with Herdsmen Gathering Sticks

Italian
Landscape

Italian landscape

Italian Landscape
at Sunset

Italian Landscape at Sunset

Young Woman
Tuning a Lute

Young Woman Tuning a Lute

Herdsmen
at a Waterfall

Herdsmen at a Waterfall

the
Milkmaids

Milkmaids

the
Noon

Noon

Othello
and-

Othello and Desdemona

the
Shepherds

Shepherds Beside Roman Ruins

Jupiter Notices
Callisto

Jupiter Notices Callistoi

Two
Horses

Two Horses

Peasants
with Cattle

Peasants with Cattle by a Ruined Aqueduct

Ruins
in Italy

Ruins in Italy

the
Evening

 Evening

Rocky
Landscape

Rocky Landscape with Ruins

Southern
Pastoral

Southern Pastoral

the
Animals

Animals

The City Wall of
Haarlem in Winter

The City Wall of Haarlem in Winter

The
Evening

The Evening

Travellers Attacked
by Brigands

Travellers Attacked by Brigands

Wild Boar
Hunt

Wild Boar Hunt

Italian Landscape
with Bridge

Italian Landscape with Bridge

Italian Landscape
with Plateau

Italian Landscape with Mountain Plateau

Muleteer
by a Ford

Muleteer by a Ford

Return from the
Falcon Hunt

Return from the Falcon Hunt

River
Landscape

River Landscape

Shepherds in the
Moonlight

Shepherds in the Moonlight in Torchlight

A Brosky River
Landscape

A Brosky River Landscape with Herders and Animals

italianate river
landscape

italianate river landscape with herdsmen by the ruins of an amphitheatre and peasants crossing a bridge