After Nicolaes Berchem
Study of Goats
After Nicolaes Berchem (1620 Haarlem – 1683 Amsterdam)
Study of a he-goat and two young goats
pen in black, on paper, 15,3 x 20,7 cm
Golden Frame with white passepartout, 33,5 x 37,8 cm
Price: 450 €
There is an etching by Nicolaes Berchem showing this scene. (e.g. British Museum, London, size of the etching 10,1 x 12,9 cm) This etching is part of the „Animalia“ Series by Berchem. It was published in 1644 by Frederick de Wit.
This drawing seems to have been made after the etching by the hand of an unknown but talented artist. The drawing is larger than the etching and differs in minor details. One can also see a fine underdrawing and correctures in some parts.