This landscape with a distant view of the town of Zwolle is one of the more unusual pictures in the Torrie Collection. Firstly, it is signed and dated, which is rare for ten Oever; it is one of only a few works in existence that carry the artist’s signature.
However, it is the composition itself that makes this work particularly distinct. It is highly unusual to see naked figures in Dutch art of this period. A hint at a potential scandal around this work is provided by the near identical scene ten Oever painted the following year, in which the figures are all fully clothed.