Landscape with Nursing Herdswoman, Sleeping Herdsman and a Cow, a Horse, and Sheep
Dirck van Bergen (Haarlem c.1645 – Haarlem c.1690)
Oil painting on canvas, Landscape with Nursing Herdswoman, Sleeping Herdsman, a cow, a horse and a sheep, by Dirck van den Bergen (Haarlem 1640 - 1690), c.1675. Beside a road, in front of an Antique ruin, a woman sits on the ground stilling her child, with a dog beside her, and surrounded by a cow, a horse, and sheep. Further away on the road, a shepherd sleeps under a tree, with a couple [?] of sheep beside him. There is a view to a plain bounded by distant mountains on the right.
Painted for the Duke & Duchess of Lauderdale (1677 Inventory, 29 May 1677:The White Closet: “one of three pictures over ye Chimney & doores”; ownership transferred to the National Trust 2002.
Makers and roles
Dirck van Bergen (Haarlem c.1645 – Haarlem c.1690), artist Abraham Cornelisz. Begeyn, known as Bega (Leiden 1637/8 - Berlin 1697) , artist