The plaque is composed of elements taken from four prints by Johannes [de] Visscher (Haarlem 1633-after 1692 Amsterdam), in turn after drawings by Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683). These Visscher prints are illustrated in F.W.H. Hollstein, Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700 , Roosendaal, 1992 and include: Midday, cat.no. 2, p. 8, after a grisaille attributed to Berchem, with the seated woman breast-feeding her baby and possibly the cow seen from the rear (fig.1); A herd leaning on his staff, cat.no. 106, p. 74, after Berchem, with the shepherd leaning on his staff flanked by a dog (fig.2); A girl tripping on stones in a ford, cat.no. 111, p. 79, with the donkey-riding shepherd and the sidewards cow with the water drinking cow (fig.3); Washerwoman drying clothes in the sun, cat.no. 118, p. 85, after a drawing by Berchem dated 1657, with the central cow and sheep (fig.4). The depictions on the plaque are the mirror-image of the Visscher prints.
See D. and R. Aronson, Dutch Delftware, Amsterdam, 2005, ill. 44 p. 45 for an almost identical but smaller plaque (32.1 x 46.2 cm.).