Inscribed at upper right in black chalk: "J [?] Heusch".
Watermark: Lion, holding wheat sheaves and sword, in double circle surmounted by a crown, letters "AJ" below circle.
Formerly attributed to Jacob de Heusch (Utrecht 1656-1701 Amsterdam).
Egbert Haverkamp-Begemann feels that this drawing is not by Jacob de Heusch, to whom it was formerly attributed. Jacob de Heusch was a student of his uncle, Willelm de Heusch, and he spent several years in Italy where he primarily painted and drew Italian landscapes with figures. Haverkamp-Begemann argues that this drawing was instead produced by a Dutch artist in the late seventeenth century.
Heusch, Jacob de, 1656-1701, Formerly attributed to.
McCrindle, Joseph F., former owner.