Oil on canvas, 48.5cm by 66cm.
Frederik de Moucheron was born in Emden, the grandson of a wealthy merchant and trader who, in 1602, was one of the founders of the Dutch East India Company.
He is thought to have trained as an artist with Jan Asselijn (1610-1652), who painted landscapes in the manner of the French artist Claude Lorrain (1600-1682).
De Moucheron spent three years in Paris before travelling to Italy and Greece and finally settling in Amsterdam.
He was known for his collaboration with other artists who painted the figures and animals in his French, Dutch and Italianate landscapes.