This seris of Ovid's Metamorphoses was originally commissioned by Pieter van Verren from Louis van Schoor in 1694 and supplied in 1696. Van Verren rejected the first suggested designs and van Schoor had to re-design half of the panels. However, the project was delayed when the French attacked Audenarde and bombed van Schoor's house and destroyed all the panels. Van Schoor fled to Pieter van Vereen's brother Jan, who lived in Antwerp and completed the commission. Overseeing the project, he commissioned Augustin Coppens to paint the landscapes and Adriaan de Greyff to draw the animals. This series appears to have been combined with others at times to enlarge the set. Pieter indeed boasted that he could supply 23 to 24 tapestries of this series and all with differing figures in 1700.
A tapestry with an identical figure group of the nymphs but lacking Mercury and with differing park landscape is illustratied in I. de Meuter, Tapisseries d'Audenarde du XVIIe au XVIIIe Siecle, Tielt, 1999, p. 227, while an identical fountain is in a verdure with peacock, dog and crane in the Hotel de Ville in Maastricht (idem, p. 213).