Most closely comparable is a drawing of The interior of a forge, also in washes of muted colors over black chalk, is in the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam (Dessins Hollandais di Siècle d'Or, exhib. cat., Brussels, Bibliothèque Albert Ier, 1961, no. 8, pl. VI). There is also a drawing of the interior of a stable in the P. and N. de Boer Collection (Oude Tekeningen, Verzameling P. en N. de Boer, exhib. cat., Laren, Singer Museum, 1966, no. 22) and another of an Adoration of the Shepherds set in a stable interior formerly with C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, 28 April 1939, no. 359. The subject is equally unusual in Bloemaert's painted oeuvre, with perhaps the only known interior being the Holy Family in an interior of 1632 now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (M.G. Roethlisberger, Abraham Bloemaert and his sons, Doornspijk, 1993, no. 493, fig. 675).