Van den Bergen's work consists mainly of Italianate landscapes in the manner of the later work of Adriaen van de Velde, to whom this painting was once attributed. The current attribution is based on comparison with signed pictures by van den Bergen, such as 'Landscape with Herdsmen and Cattle' (Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum).

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1645 - about 1690
Full title
Two Calves, a Sheep and a Dun Horse by a Ruin
Date made
probably about 1665
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
23.8 x 30 cm
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
NG984
Location in Gallery