The two opulently dressed figures standing prominently in the foreground, for whom this is a study, have not been identified, but must have been specific local gentlemen. A sheet of studies for the boys climbing trees to get a better view of the events is in the collection of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris.2
1 Inv 756; David Teniers der Jüngere, exh. cat., Karlsruhe, Staatlichen Kunsthalle, 2005-6, pp. 174-7. no. 87
2 Inv. no. M 602; Ibid., pp. 262-3, no. 83
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