There are very few surviving drawings by this short-lived but highly innovative Amsterdam artist; the largest documented group, consisting of 15 drawings, was formerly in the Kunsthalle, Bremen, but 13 of those were either destroyed or stolen during the Second World War. For one of the surviving drawings, see Dessins de Paysagistes Hollandais du XVIIe Siècle, exhibition catalogue, Brussels/Rotterdam/Paris/Berne 1968-9, cat. no. 134, reproduced plate 40. In that drawing, and also in another sold, Amsterdam, Sotheby's, 10 November 1998, lot 74, the freely handled wash, applied over a rapid black chalk sketch, the trees rapidly outlined with the point of the brush, and the cursory construction of the small buildings, are all rather similar to here. Another of the drawings formerly in Bremen (inv. 1772, now lost), is dated 1623, emphasising the originality of Santvoort's distinctive landscape style.