See notes to the preceding lot.
A finished drawing of the present composition, also dated 1733 and bearing an inscription relating to Jonas Witsen's commission for the compositions, is in the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, E. Bock and J. Rosenberg, Die Zeichnungen alter Meister im Kupferstichkabinett. Die niederländischen Meister, Berlin, 1930, no. Z14593.
We are grateful to Dr Hans-Ulrich Beck for his kind help in tracing the provenance of this lot.