Copy from the original T. Quellinus. 1690

The beautiful nymph leans on a tall stump, at the roots of which large leaves and a blossoming flower are depicted. These are attributes of dryads. Dryads lived in forests among flowering trees. A woman with delicate features of a sad face with her left hand picks up a light drapery, perfectly executed in a calm and soft manner, covering her figure with numerous folds that seem to sway slightly from the breeze.

In the ancient world, dryads were believed to live and die with trees. Their image is often found in poetry and art.

Researchers consider this statue one of the most valuable acquisitions for the Summer Garden.