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This drawing comes from Jordaens' most creative period, the years between 1628 and 1641. The Feast of Epiphany or the Three Kings is celebrated on 6 January. Jordaens depicted the feast repeatedly, portraying a colourful group of people raising their glasses to the king with the toast 'The king drinks'. The drawing is a carefully worked out modello for the large painting in the Royal Museums in Brussels.

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Title The King Drinks
Material and technique Black chalk, red chalk, washed in brown, heightened with white, on paper *geplakt op panel* < CHECK NL versie, staat panel ipv paneel
Object type
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 505 mm
Width 645 mm
Artists Tekenaar: Jacob Jordaens (I)
Accession number V 91 (PK)
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Between 32 and 57 years old
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Exhibitions Rubens, Jordaens, Van Dyck en tijdgenoten (2001)
Material
Object
Technique
Brown wash > Washing > Wash > Drawing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Highlight > Painting technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Southern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jacob Jordaens (I)

Antwerpen 1593 - Antwerpen 1678

Jacob Jordaens worked as an assistant of Rubens. After the death of Rubens, Jordaens completed a number of paintings that were intended for Spain. The influence...

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