The present work can be compared to van Balen's Europa and her Maidens decorating Jupiter, sold at Christie's, New York, June 3, 1987, lot 121 ($44,000).
The reverse of the panel is incised with the mark of 'RB', an unknown maker active circa 1612-40 whose mark is also present on the panels of five paintings taken from the same tree: Jan Brueghel I and Hendrick van Balen (?), Nymphs filling the Horn of Plenty, circa 1615, in the Mauritshuis, The Hague; Jan Brueghel I, A Herd of Cattle emerging from a Forest, sold at Phillips, London, Dec. 8, 1992, lot 56 (dated by Klaus Ertz to circa 1630); Abraham Govaerts Landscape with Gypsy Women, dated 1612, the Mauritshuis, The Hague; and two others, both with the same characteristics, in Stockholm and Göttingen, the latter also by Govaerts (see J. Wadum, Mauritshuis in Focus, 6, no. 1, May 1993, pp. 13-16).