Born at Amsterdam, A.D. 1639, died A.D. 1672, aged. 33. This beautiful little cabinet gem represents two sheep lying down in a landscape under a tree, on the opposite side of which the herdsman is seen reclining, apparently asleep: this is a most highly finished specimen of this great and much esteemed master, and possesses all that beauty of colouring and exquisite touch for which he is so remarkable. [Pp. 25-26; see entry 04280021 for companion piece and a note on the work's provenance.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.