British Museum website: "This drawing is a preparatory study for some details (the ships; two men leaning on the boat; fisherman holding a skate at left) in the 1603 painting by Brueghel 'The Large Fishmarket' in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich, inv.no.1889; see K. Ertz, "Jan Brueghel der Ältere: Die Gemälde", Cologne, 1979, cat.no.91, fig.10. The wash could have been applied later as it does not follow the lines of the ship sails correctly; a feature which can be seen in some of Brueghel's drawings. A pen and ink drawing showing the same composition, is now generally considered a copy; it is in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam; see M. Schapelhouman, 'Nederlandse tekeningen omstreeks 1600', 1987, p.31,under no.18. Literature: M. Winner, 'Zeichnungen des Älteren Jan Brueghel', in Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen 3 (1961), Berlin, 1961, pp.204-206; A. Van Camp, in M. Neumeister (ed.), "Breughel: Gemälde von Jan Brueghel d. Ä", exh.cat. Alte Pinakothek, Munich, 2013, cat.no.45."