This painting is part of a pair depicting the allegories of the elements. Please see Allegory of Air and Fire.
Prior to K. Ertz's attribution of this painting to Jan Bruehgel the Elder (Ertz 2008-10), the Allegory of Earth and Water and its pendant were attributed to Jan Brueghel the Younger.
A version attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hendrick van Balen (60.3 x 92 cm) in the collection of the Duke of Wellington, Stratfield Saye.
Another version attributed to Jan Brueghel the Younger and Hendrick van Balen in Schloss Mosigkau, Kulturstiftung Dessau Worlitz.
A copy by Jan Brueghel (I?) and Hendrick van Balen (panel, 61.5, 94.5 cm), in Potsdam, Sanssouci, gen. cat. I 7769, #14.
A loose variation attributed to Jan Brueghel and Jan Rottenhammer sold at auction, Antwerp, April 8, 1907, #109
A version attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder (panel, 48 x 75 cm) sold at auction in the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Oct. 11, 1948, #38.
A poor copy after Jan Brueghel the Elder on copper (60 x 93 cm), sold at auction in Berlin, Lepke, Feb. 11, 1902, # 59 as Jan Brueghel the Elder and Hendrick van Balen.