Christoffel van den Berghe

  • Flemish, about 1590 - after 1642
  • Artist
  • Dutch

Little is known about Christoffel van den Berghe's life. His pictures generally bear the monogram CVB, and his identity was unknown until the 1950s. He seems to have led a fairly isolated existence in Middelburg, and only four of his flower paintings have been identified. Van den Berghe may have been a pupil of flower painter Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder. In addition to flower pieces, he painted landscapes that recall those of Jan Brueghel the Elder. Records also state that he painted a kitchen scene in 1642. He painted the interior of the church at Middelburg after it was damaged by fire.