This painting is mentioned several times in Brueghel's letters. He sent it along with Allegory of Fire and a St. Anthony that's now lost to Borromeo in Dec. 1608.
This is a rarity among Jan's paintings for Borromeo in that it was replicated many times; usually the works he sent to Milan remained unique.
A variation of this painting can be seen here
When I saw this painting in Milan in 2000 it looked very flat and in need of cleaning.