At the time of the 2006 sale (loc. cit.), Dr. Luuk Pijl confirmed the attribution of the present work to Ryckaert. Dr. Pijl dated the picture to circa 1615-20, on the basis of strong similarities with a smaller panel in a private collection, Madrid (see the exhibition catalogue, Pedro Pablo Rubens (1577-1640), Madrid, Palacio de Velazquez, 1977-8, no. 126, illustrated), as well as with another picture in the Palazzo Pitti, Florence, dated 1616 (Rubens e la pittura fiamminga del Seicento nelle collezioni pubbliche fiorentine, Florence, Palazzo Pitti, 1977, no. 106, illustrated).