Work Notes: Accepted by Burke as a damaged original, probably from Both's Roman period. Two other versions are known (sold Van Marle and Bignell, The Hague, 21 May 1963, lot 73; and sold Christie's, London, 11 December 1986, lot 110).Engraved by R. Cockburn.
Work Nationality: Dutch
Provenance: London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
Further Information: In the past, the painting's poor condition has caused scholars to question the attribution to Both, but compositional details such as the tree silhouetted against the bright sky are characteristic of Both's hand.
Attributed to: Both, Jan
Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)