The second picture relates closely to and was presumably painted at the same moment as a landscape of exactly the same size, dated 1641, formerly with Leger Galleries, London, 1952, which was painted with an unrelated pendant. The viewpoint in the Leger painting is slightly advanced but both views are essentially identical with only minor variations in the landscape and the deployment of different figures on the left side. For the composition, van Lint was borrowing from an engraving by Jan Both (see A. Zwollo, Hollandse an Vlaamse veduteschilders te Rome, Assen, 1973, p. 111, figs. 142-43). As Zwollo points out (loc. cit.), van Lint often used northern visual sources for his compositions, relying on engraved works by Anthonie Waterloo, Rembrandt as well as Jan Both for other landscapes.