A Farm, by Rembrandt

A Farm belongs to the celebrated group of twenty-seven landscape drawings attributed to Rembrandt that the 2nd Duke of Devonshire acquired in 1723 from the son of Rembrandt's pupil Govert Flinck. Datable to the early 1650s, it combines passages of meticulously rendered detail and textural effects in the nearby buildings with a summarily evoked setting of still water and flat meadows that stretch into the distance.

Specialists in Amsterdam topography speculated that the farm was located on the dyke along the River Amstel between the country house Kostverloren and the village of Ouderkerk, an area that provided Rembrandt and his pupils with material for numerous landscape studies