A very exact studio copy of Ertz 223. Outlining of figures rather heavy and the brushwork, where visible, not as lively; but it's basically quite good. Entry in Sotheby's catalogue records Ertz's wavering about this work. He called it Jan the Elder in 1979, then reattributed to Jan the Younger in 1994 (claiming that Jan the Younger had 'predated' it). Now, in 2004, he was calling it a "collaborative work between Jan the Elder and his studio!" because parts are of a level of "refinement and brilliance that indicate the hand of Jan the Elder." In the Cremona catalogue Ertz said it was Jan the Elder. Sotheby's admitted that there were weak parts but they were "by an artist in his studio, working under his direction." Then they backed down again and said that maybe it was a leftover in the studio when Jan the Younger came back from Italy and he completed it then, in 1625. In my opinion this is a nice studio work generated contemporaneously with Ertz 223, possibly finished a few years later.