This study of a shepherd with cattle and dog is closely related to Nicolaes Berchem (1621-1683) and his School, though after thoroughly comparing the sheet with Berchem's drawings, he is not the author of the present sheet.
Following the composition with the main focus on the left with trees, a shepherd surrounded by cattle and his dog with a see through on the far right, the composition of this red chalk drawing is closely related to pictures by Simon van der Does (1653-1718).
The sketchy use of red chalk combined with the hatching also shows influences of Adriaen van de Velde (1636-1672), as the study is closely related to a red chalk study by him at the Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum in Braunschweig.
 First hand studying of the originals at the Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam together with Dr. Annemarie Stefes and correspondence by e-mail afterwards, 24 July 2019.
 Prof. dr. Yvonne Bleyerveld, correspondence by e-mail, 18 April 2021.
 Sander Paarlberg, correspondence by e-mail, 22 February 2021.
 Adriaen van de Velde, Hirtinnen mit Kuh und Schafen.
Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig, inv. no. Z 3327.