This seems to be a study on the bank of the Amstel, a few miles outside Amsterdam.

The group of cottages and trees is used by Rembrandt in his long landscape etching with 'Trees, Farm-buildings and a Tower'. It is interesting to note how in the etching, Rembrandt has eliminated the river and replaced it by a field on the left, and has added a sunset effect.


Collection of Woodburn

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