The view shows a wide panorama of the Rhine valley near the town of Rhenen in the east of Holland, with the Nederrijn river and the hills of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. As Mr. Laurens Schoemaker of the RKD in the The Hague has observed, the view is not fully topographically correct, but interpreted with artistic and painterly freedom. A comparable view, formerly in the Welcker Collection, was sold Amsterdam, Christie's, 11 May 2011, lot 51.
An infrared reflectography photograph, provided by the present owner, shows traces of an indistinct monogram(?) lower right.
We kindly thank Mr. Laurens Schoemaker for his help in cataloguing this lot.