We are grateful to Dr. Peter Schatborn for suggesting the attribution to Jacob Grimmer on the basis of a photograph. Dr. Schatborn compares the drawing to another with an old attribution to Grimmer in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (K.G. Boon, Netherlandish Drawings of the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries. Catalogue of the Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Rijksmuseum, The Hague, 1978, no. 288), pointing out the similarity in the 'branches and trees as well as the precisely drawn buildings with dark windows'.
The drawing is also close in handling to a sheet signed and dated 1589 in the Nationalbibliothek in Vienna (H.G. Franz, Niederländische Landschaftsmalerei im Zeitalter des Manierismus, Graz, 1969, I, pl. 33).