Nicholaes Pietersz Berchem
(1620 - 1683)
Nicholaes Pietersz Berchem was active/lived in Netherlands, Italy, Holland. Nicholaes Berchem is known for bucolic landscape, marine, allegory and history paintings, printmaking.
Biography Nicholaes Pietersz Berchem
Dutch painter, draughtsman and etcher, son of Pieter Claesz, Nicholaes Berchem was one of the most talented, versatile and well-paid artists of his time. A prolific member of the second generation of Dutch Italianates, Berchem also produced scenes of his native landscape, winter landscapes, night scenes, hunts, battles, imaginary Mediterranean harbours, complex allegories, as well as history paintings. According to Hofstede de Groot, his oeuvre amounts to c.857 paintings, and while this estimate is inflated by numerous mis-attributions, Berchem was undoubtedly a prolific artist. He also made more than 300 drawings and around 50 etchings, mostly of animal subjects. In addition, he painted the staffage in the works of such artists as Ja
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