Peters was born in Nijmegen in 1818 and moved to Germany in 1841. In 1845 he settled permanently in Stuttgart where he remained for the rest of his life and where he received a studio from King William I of Württemberg (1781-1864) in the Old Palace. From that time onwards he frequently served as a travel companion to Queen Olga Nikolajewna Romanowa of Russia (1822-1892), Queen of Württemberg. Those trips served as a great inspiration for his work. Although Peters was initially influenced by the Dutch Romanticism, he developed a more loose and impressionistic painterly style. He created atmospheric landscape studies of which the present lot is a exceptional example.