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Christoffel van den Berghe  

b. about 1590, d. after 1642
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Flemish

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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.


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Dead Birds / Berghe
Dead Birds

Dutch, 1624