This view was drawn by Asselijn during his stay in Italy in 1635-44. Other drawings from that period, and with the same fine handling of the brush, are illustrated in P. Schatborn, Drawn to warmth, 17th-century Dutch artists in Italy, exhib. cat., Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, 2001, pp. 100-9, figs. C, D, F, G, and H, and p. 18, fig. 19.