This extremely rare tapestry is part of one of the first commissions executed by the Beauvais tapestry manufactory in the third quarter 17th Century. The series to which this tapestry belongs was only relatively recently identified as a Beauvais suite by B. Jestaz ('The Beauvais Manufactory in 1690', Acts of the Tapestry Symposium, San Francisco, 1979, pp. 190 - 195). The attribution to Beauvais was made possible through the inscription à la carte de France to the canopied motif to the lower border. A royal inventory of 1673 specifies that a Beauvais Les Jeux d'Enfants tapestry series has an identically inscribed border, therefore ensuring that this tapestry originates from the same workshop given the idiosyncratic nature of such inscription.
A tapestry from this series depicting Homage rendered by the Crowd to Psyche's Beauty was sold at Sotheby's, London, 30 October 1964, lot 95.