A Landscape and Buildings, Figures, &c., with the watering Place, (painting)
Berghem, Nicholas 1624-1683
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 98 (Sale info: For Sale).
"Enriched with magnificent buildings, with all the warmth of colouring which appears in his productions, and a happy invention in the disposition of his figures, the chiaro scuro and the light from the sky very good, the perspectives and architecture excellent, with an air of grandeur to the land- scape, which is excessively pleasing, and captivates the most fastidious. The distinguishing characters of the pictures of Berghem, are the breadth and just distribution of light, the grandeur of his masses of light and shade, the natural ease and simplicity in the attitudes of his figures, expressing their several characters, the just gradation of his distances, the brilliancy and harmony of, as well as the transparence of his colouring, the correctness and true perspective of his design, and the elegance of his composition. Painted by Nicholas Berghem, who was born at Haerlem, 1624, died 1683." [P. 15.]
Descriptive Catalogue of Original Cabinet Paintings, now arranged in the Gallery, Doggett's Repository of Arts, entrance at No. 16, Market-Street, and may be viewed every day, from 8 in the morning till sunset; being a truly splendid and valuable Collection of one hundred and sixty-four Cabinet Paintings in elegant frames; selected on the Continent of Europe, at the Expense of thirty thousand dollars, and are warranted to comprise the works of the Great Masters, from the 13th Century to the Present Time.