Nicolaes Berchem – The National Gallery of Art (London) NG1004. Mountainous Landscape with Muleteers (1658)
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 109 x 126 cm. Acquisition date: 1876. Nr.: NG1004. Source: http://luxfon.com/images/201203/luxfon.com_14714.jpg. I have changed the contrast and the colors of the original photo.
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 39.5 x 48.5 cm. Inscriptions: signatuur en datum: CBerghem 1647. Nr.: SK-A-27. Source: www.rijksmuseum.nl/assetimage2.jsp?id=SK-A-27. P.S. I have changed the contrast of the original photo.
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 65 x 81 cm. Inscriptions: Berchem. Nr.: SK-A-2317. Source: http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/zoeken/asset.jsp?id=SK-A-2317&lang=en
Jacob van Ruisdael, Nicolaes Berchem – Los Angeles County Museum of Art M.91.164.1. The Great Oak (1652)
Materials: oil on canvas. Dimensions: 86.4 x 106.7 cm. Nr.: M.91.164.1.. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Carter. Source: http://collectionsonline.lacma.org/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=69220;type=101.
Friends and traveling companions Jacob van Ruisdael and Nicolaes Berchem occasionally collaborated on paintings. Here Berchem’s figures of Italianate shepherds and travelers, including a gentleman and discharged soldiers, are strategically placed to suggest space and movement through Ruisdael’s light-filled, northern landscape. The monumental battered oak tree clinging to the sand dominates Ruisdael’s landscape both compositionally and thematically. By 1749 the painting was in Rome in the famous collection of Cardinal Silvio Valenti Gonzaga. (http://collectionsonline.lacma.org…)