This painting is part of a pair depicting the allegories of the elements. Please see Allegory of Earth and Water
Prior to Ertz's attribution of this painting to Jan Bruehgel the Elder (Ertz 2008-10), the Allegory of Air and Fire and its pendant were attributed to Jan Brueghel the Younger. It's just such a poor work that I can't even believe that. Scale, space, color are all wrong.
A close copy attributed to school of Jan Brueghel the Elder (panel, 62.2 x 94 cm) in Sarasota, John and Mable Ringling Museum, cat. 1949, #229.
A variant attributed to Jan Brueghel the Younger and Frans Francken the Younger (copper, 50.3 x 64.5 cm), was sold by Christie's, London, Dec. 13, 1996, #34.
A loose variant attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder with figures by Franz Francken the Younger (51 x 85 cm), formerly in the collection of the Bayerische Staatsgemaldesammlungen, #1997. Has been in the Filialgalerie, Landshut, since 1945.This painting contains a pendant depicting the allegories of earth and water, inv. # 1998, in the same collection.
A close copy attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder and Frans Francken (I?) (61 x 92 cm), in the collection of the Duke of Wellington, Apsley House and Stratfield Saye.
A close copy attributed to Jan Brueghel the Elder and H. van Balen, signed "BRUEGHEL". In the collection of Meuwese Eras, 's-Hertogenbosch, 1919. Formerly in the collection of D. Hermsen, The Hague.
Version attrib. JBI and HvBalen, (62 x 94 cm), in the collection of C. J. Reyerse, The Hague.