This tapestry belongs to a series that was initially inspired by the rich Ménagerie at Versailles. Unfortunately very little is known about the original commission of the series, but one of the first sets was supplied to the Swedish Royal Collection in 1695 (today at Burnstorp). A further set is at Chateau Merlemont. It is also interesting to note that the Garde Meuble only rarely purchased tapestries from Beauvais but this series featured among acquisitions made by Louis XIV for Chateau de Marly in 1696.
A tapestry from this series was sold at Christie's New York, 20 April 2007, Lot 111