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Bacchus and Ariadne

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  • Erika Ortiz asked

    I have a question,I am an Art History Student and I am preparing a work about the Torre de la Parada Comission from Rubens, I would like to know how can I obtain good resolution images from the Rubens´s sketches that are on the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum.
    Thank you very much for your help!
    Erika Ortiz

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Erika, high res images can be ordered by filling in the order form or via images@boijmans.nl. On the object pages of Collection Boijmans Online you find a download symbol on the right side, there you find more information regarding high res images. Best, Rianne


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Among Rubens’s many royal commissions was one from King Philip IV of Spain for the decorations for his hunting lodge near Madrid. It involved more than a hundred paintings, sixty of them after Rubens’s own designs. They were ordered in 1636 and completed in 1637. That was only possible because Rubens had a large workshop. But he made the sketches himself. Here are six of them.

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Title Bacchus and Ariadne
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 27 cm
Width 16 cm
Artists Painter: Peter Paul Rubens
Accession number St 29
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1940
Creation date in 1636
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Rubens. Painter of Sketches (2018)
Geographical origin Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Peter Paul Rubens

Siegen 1577 - Antwerpen 1640

The Antwerp painter Peter Paul Rubens was appointed court artist to the Duke of Mantua in Italy at a young age. In 1603 he travelled to Madrid, where he was...

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