Mountainous Landscape with Muleteers

This mountainous landscape bathed in warm sunlight is close in style to the Italianate landscapes of Jan Both. The composition is based on drawings made by Berchem during his stay in Italy, which probably took place in the early 1650s.

Berchem, a native of Haarlem, was the son of the still life painter Pieter Claesz., by whom there is also a painting in the National Gallery, 'Still Life with Drinking Vessels'.

Key facts

Artist dates
1620 - 1683
Full title
Mountainous Landscape with Muleteers
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
109 x 126 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Wynn Ellis Bequest, 1876
Inventory number
Location in Gallery