Signed and dated, "Rembrandt f 1648".
Watermark: Fragment, indecipherable, possibly similar to RvR 326
Date added. (White and Boon)
Margins of 1-2.5 mm at the bottom and the right side; while trimmed within the platemark at the top and the left side.
One of two impressions of state III in the Library (see RvR 328).
Preparatory drawing (168 x 252 mm) in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam [Christopher White, 1999, no. 317], described by Benesch as a copy after a lost original [see "Burlington Magazine", 1968 (cx) p. 393]. (White and Boon, [modified])
The date (?) has been variously read as 1642 or 1652. For the reading of 1648, see "Burlington Magazine", 1968 (cx) p. 390.
The rising grounds in the distance to the left as well as the paling below the windmill have been shaded.