This tapestry depicts one of Francesco Petrarch's (d. 1374) Triumphs.
The first treatment of the Triumphs in tapestry may be the set of three Fama tapestries that Philip the Bold commissioned from the Paris merchand Pierre de Beaumetz in 1399. From the late 15th century onwards this subject can be found in tapestries at the northern courts. A set of the Triumphs of the early 16th century, which is probably based on this first weaving of the subject, is in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (J. Jobi, ed., The Art of Tapestry, Lausanne, 1965, pp. 74 - 75) and (H. Smit, et al., Tapestry in the Renaissance, Art and Magnificence, New York, 2002, cat. 13, pp. 151 - 156)
This tapestry is particularly related to another panel of the same subject at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, (G. Wingfield Digby, The Tapestry Collection, Medieval and Renaissance, London, 1980, cat. 24, pp. 37 - 38) and at Hampton Court Palace (H.C. Marillier,The Tapestries at Hampton Court Palace, London, 1962, p. 21, plate 17).