Originally this subject formed part of a series of tapestries entitled Pastorales à draperies bleues et arabesques which Jean-Baptiste Huet (1745 - 1811) supplied to the Beauvais manufactory in 1780. The subjects met with great success and Aubusson embarked on copying the scenes with numerous variant framing devices such as columns, scrolls and draperies or palm trees hung with flowers such as in the offered tapestry. Interestingly it was the director of the Beauvais manufactory, Noël Antoine de Ménou, previously one of the most prolific marchands of Aubusson tapestries in Paris, who supplied a vast number of designs to Aubusson. It is probable that it was he who passed the Huet designs on to Aubusson.
A tapestry with identical central subject from the collection of Countess Szechenyi was sold Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 29 November 1975, lot 174, while another also including the scene with the boar and wolf as a neighboring panel was sold anonymously, Sotheby's, Monaco, 8 February 1981, lot 310.