In addition to flower pictures, Jan Brueghel is known for his landscapes. Their particular appeal is due to the contrast between the limited dimensions of the gallery picture and the distant view of a vast landscape. Brueghel used a very fine brush to depict individual motifs, such as the man on the landing stage, who is drawing water from the river against the backdrop of the village. Despite the summary painting style of such details, viewers have the impression that the picture is filled with minute detail. The women with rakes in the foreground are taken from a painting by the artist’s father, Pieter Bruegel the Elder.