Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem

Travellers Ambushed by Brigands

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Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem
Travellers Ambushed by Brigands

1670 On view in Room 12

In the mountains, a convoy of horses, carriages and armed escorts is attacked by a band of brigands. Shots are fired, and victims fall. There is a wild flurry of figures and horses. The steep, jagged rocks lend extra drama to the scene.

The Haarlem painter Berchem made this painting after a model by Pieter van Laer.

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Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem
Travellers Ambushed by Brigands

1670 On view in Room 12

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General information
Nicolaes Pietersz Berchem (Haarlem 1621/1622 - 1683 Amsterdam)
Travellers Ambushed by Brigands
1670
painting
14
Room 12
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
105 x 95.3 cm
Inscriptions
rechtsonder: Berchem

Provenance

Gerard Bicker van Swieten, The Hague, 1741; Hermina Jacoba, Baroness van Leyden, Warmond; purchased, 1816