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Nicolaes Berchem

Road through a Wood, ca. 1645-1650
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Medium-weight even-weave canvas. An original 7 cm addition along the lower edge. Some dark grey under-modelling over the buff-coloured ground. Dark grey painted underdrawing can be seen in the sky and around the branches in the sky. Lined onto fine linen canvas; no original tacking edges remain. Paint layers are generally in good condition. Fading is likely to have occurred in the foliage, and there has been some abrasion and increased transparency in the thinly painted brown areas in the landscape. There is a fine craquelure over the entire paint surface. Previous recorded treatment includes: 1866, ‘revived’; 1935, woodworm in frame and stretcher treated; before 1947, paste lined; 1947, relined using wax; 1957, Dr Hell; 1996, relined with glue paste, new stretcher, cleaned and restored, S. Plender (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 119,5 x 89,6 cm
including an original addition of 7 cm along the lower edge
Signature/inscription
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Current attribution
Nicolaes Berchem
Date
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c. 1645-1650 (1645 - 1650)
the form of the signature points to a date in the second half of the 1640s
Artistically related
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Creation date: 2012-05-21; Last modified date: 2021-03-29

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