Waterfalls were a favourite motif of Romantic landscape painters. We find it fairly often in Navrátil’s work. Waterfalls may be seen in his murals - at Michalovic’s and later Vávra’s house in Prague (1847) and at the Jirny mansion (after 1850) - and in his oil paintings and gouaches. A similar composition as in this small painting may be seen in the mural A Waterfall below Dachstein at the Jirny mansion, where the figure of a fisherman is Navrátil’s self-portrait. This Village Waterfall was probably painted at about the same time as the mural - and the sitting painter is, once more, a self-portrait. The view of the closed, secluded rocky spot with a cottage on the cliff is in itself an artificial composition, yet some configurations of natural formations were painted from nature. The painting technique is subtle, the contrasts of colours delicate.