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The union of England and Scotland

The union of England and Scotland

Peter Paul Rubens (in 1630 - 1633)

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This colourful oil sketch is a design for a large ceiling painting in the Banqueting House, the building used for royal receptions in Whitehall in London. The allegorical scene shows the fusion of the two crowns with which Amor, the God of love, unites England (in red) and Scotland (in white).

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Title The union of England and Scotland
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is on view in room C
Dimensions Height 92 cm
Width 77 cm
Depth 12 cm
Artists Schilder: Peter Paul Rubens
Accession number 2516 (OK)
Credits Verworven met de verzameling van / Acquired with the collection of: D.G. van Beuningen 1958 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Exhibitions Schilderkunst uit de eerste hand, Olieverfschetsen van Tintoretto tot Goya (1983)
External exhibitions L'Europe de Rubens (2013)
Rubens. Painter of Sketches (2018)
Rubens Triumph - Krieg-Politik-Malerei (2012)
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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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