This tapestry forms part of a set initially designed in the mid-16th century and with the wide success it enjoyed, was woven well into the 17th century. Although the author of the designs is not certain, it can be tentatively attributed to the "Flemish Raphael" Michiel Coxcie (d. 1592). He was raised by his father and Bernard van Orley and, with the latter, led the tapestry production at the Vatican. He was very influenced by the 'Italian' Raphael and is recorded as having painted a History of Psyche in 1532 while in Italy. He painted for various Royal courts while living in Brussels and François I made various unsuccessful attempts to attract him to Paris.
A set of five tapestries from this series, including this subject, by Martin Reymbouts is at the Hôtel Dieu in Beaune (B. Fromaget and N. de Reyniès, Les Tapisseries des Hospices de Beaune, Beaune, 1993, pp. 26-31).