The attribution is based on comparison with the signed picture that was with Malmedé, Cologne, 1936 (see P.F.J.J. Reelick, 'Bijdrage tot Identificatie van de Meester der Winterlandschappen, (G. Leytens ?)', in Oud Holland, LIX, 1942, p. 79, no. 16) and with a landscape in the Herzog Anton-Ulrich Museum in Brunswick (ibid., p. 78, no. 1, fig. 7).