Very little is known about this work. The sculpture probably depicts Miranda from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. In the play, Miranda and her father, Prospero, are stranded on a rocky island for 12 years. Prospero is a powerful magician and summons a huge storm to wreck a passing ship. Miranda falls madly in love with Ferdinand, a passenger from the shipwreck. The stormy setting for the play does not explain Miranda’s near naked form.