At the end of the day, two riders lead their horses to the river to drink. Their orange sashes mark them as officers of the State (Dutch) army, but the hilly landscape is decidedly not Dutch. Shortly after 1650 Albert Cuyp journeyed along the Rhine between Nijmegen and Cleves, and this painting is based on sketches he did there.
From the collection of Edmund de Rothschild (England). Purchased in 1965, with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt, the Prins Bernhard Fonds and the Fotocommissie.