It comes from the collection of Bartolomeo della Nave in Venice. In 1638-1649 – in the collection of the Duke of Hamilton in London, then – in the collection of the Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in Brussels.
After death, the latter: passed along with his entire collection to the Austrian Habsburgs. There are various transcriptions of the plot of the picture: her characters are identified with Endymion and Diana, Anchises and Venus, Paris and Enona, Daphnis and Chloe, the heroes of the “Frenzied Roland” by Ariosts Angelica and Medor, etc.
The posture of the reclining nymph is inspired