To the right, on a rocky outcrop, an Italianate villa. Centrally, a large tree beside a path with travellers.
Etching and engraving on hand laid paper, sheet size (carrier) 219 x 171 mm., image size 204 x 155 mm., made by an anonymous engraver after Herman van Swanevelt (1603-1655), and published by Nicolaes Visscher (I) as print 12 of 12 in the series 'Verscheyde aerdige lantschappen', c. 1650. Herman van Swanevelt was born in Woerden, the Netherlands. He went to Italy around 1630 and was profoundly influenced by this trip. He is seen as one the major artists of Italianate landscapes from this period.
In good condition, pasted on carrier sheet, cropped within platemark. Paper loss in the top right margin corner (with minimal loss of image), a dampstain in the top left corner, slightly affecting image.
Reference: Hollstein 101: 14 (after Swanevelt).