"Wlieger, Peintre Hollandais" is written on the frame. Simon de Wlieger flourished about the years 1635-1650. He "especially devoted himself to sea-pieces, the majority of which include the coast. His pictures excel in keeping and aerial perspective, and his execution has the utmost freedom and softness." Waagen. [P. 17 (S).]
Catalogue of the Bowdoin Collection of Paintings, Bowdoin College. Brunswick: Joseph Griffin. 1870.