Nicolas Berghem (Haarlem 1620-Amsterdam 1683) - ''Capre e caproni'' 3 prints

Nicolas Berghem (Haarlem 1620-Amsterdam 1683) - ''Capre e caproni'' 3 prints
Etching - Signed on the plate - Mid-XVII century

Brilliant copies printed on beautiful laid paper, complete at the copper imprint, with small framing. Hollstein print no. 53 has a small defect on the top left corner. Traces of glue visible on the back.
Hollstein n.ri 53/54/55.
He was born in Haarlem, son of the still life painter Pieter Claesz, who introduced him to the art world and taught him the first pictorial rudiments. The surname Berchem derived from the birthplace of his father. He furthered his knowledge under the guidance of Jan van Goyen, Jan Wils and Claes Cornelisz Moeyaert.
According to many sources, Berchem travelled to Italy in a period before 1642, together with the Dutch painter Hendrick Mommers and Jan Baptist Weenix, who was his cousin and of the same age.

On 2 October 1646 he married Jan Wils' daughter, Catrijne Claesdr.
De Groot. Around 1650 he moved to Westphalia together with Jacob van Ruisdael, and, after a second Italian stay (1653-1656), he returned to his homeland, to Amsterdam, where he worked for Jan de Visscher.

In the middle period of his career his vast production was mostly focused on port landscapes, hunts, ruins in landscapes, battles and obviously pastoral landscapes.

In the mature period, in addition to leaning towards more showy colours, he became closer to Adriaen van de Velde.

His artistic production was remarkable: sixty etchings and numerous important sanguine drawings, in addition to the famous paintings.

Lot details
Nicolas Berghem (Haarlem 1620-Amsterdam 1683)
Title of artwork
''Capre e caproni'' 3 stampe
II metà XVII secolo
Plate signed
Overall in good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
101×110 mm
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