The drawing and the print are after a painting which decorated the Arch of Ferdinand made for the triumphal entry of the new governor of Ghent, Cardinal Infante Ferdinand in 1635. The governor came from Spain, and the classical subject of the Ship of the Argonauts alludes to the governor's sea voyage. The painting is in the Bijloke Museum, Ghent.
Liemakere executed a dozen paintings for Cardinal Infante Ferdinand's entry into Ghent.
Two other drawings related to paintings made for the triumphal entry are extant. The first, Ferdinand crossing the Alps is at the Albertina, Vienna and the second, The Prayer of Belgica, after a now-lost painting by Gerard Seghers is at the National Gallery of Art, Scotland.