The Wallace Collection

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A Southern Harbour Scene
  • Nicolaes Berchem (1620 - 1683)
  • A Southern Harbour Scene
  • Netherlands
  • late 1650s
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 82.9 x 103.7 cm
  • Signature: 'Berchem'
  • P25
  • East Galleries III
Further Reading
  • This work is typical of Berchem’s decorative and exotic harbour scenes, which were inspired by the compositions of his cousin Jan Baptist Weenix. The 4th Marquess of Hertford paid the considerable price of £1680 for the painting at the sale of Anatole Demidoff, Prince of San Donato, in 1868.