Poelenburgh executed another version of this landscape: the present work and the one in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no. GG 796). Both pictures are of almost identical dimensions and composition, though the Vienna version lacks the figures of the two herdsmen in the lower left foreground. That these two works are so close in design has led to confusion over their early provenance. It appears that one of them was part of the collection of Etienne Francois, Duc de Choiseul, and was subsequently sold in his 1772 sale in Paris. Pierre-Francois Basan's 1770 engraving, which includes an inscription stating that it is after the Duc de Choiseul picture, depicts the same staffage present in this work, but absent from the Vienna version. This may suggest that this painting is the Duc de Choiseul picture, though such an observation cannot definitively clarify the confusion in provenance.
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