The Cattle Herd, Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, 1656

The Cattle Herd, Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem, 1656

oil on panel, h 38cm × w 62.5cm More details

A herder drives his cattle through a ford in the river. The unruly creatures splash water, to the displeasure of a peasant woman, who is also wading through the water. Another woman is mounted on a laden ox. Berchem combined the southern character of the landscape with the kind of pine trees that one would expect to see in the north.

On display in room 2.17

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