A river in a mountainous landscape with clouds, possibly in North Wales, curves from left to right across the front of the composition. Three cows stand by rocks at the bottom left, while a solitary figure with a red hat stands left centre front, looking towards the copse which dominates the scene. To the right of the trees are three more cows. A field with haystacks in is visible behind and above the trees on the left. The mountains are half hidden by mist. The trees are painted in a mechanical manner. The river has been created with a series of long straight scratches into the paint that reveal the white of the paper support.