The subject-matter is unusual and disputed. It has been called” Landscape with Nymph” and also “A scene from the Flood”. Depicted from behind Calypso reaches down to grab Odysseus hands after the ship wreck described in Homer´s Odyssey.
The voluptuous female forms are characteristic for the artist after 1627 when he had spent a year as Ruben´s cicerone in Utrecht and subsequently took up the master´s delight in feminine rotundity. The paining is signed CP on the rock to the left