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).
Katelynn Van Dusseldorp asked
Would there be any possibility that you guys would know the museums that the sketch of the Union of England and Scotland has been in and their timelines? Thank you!
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Dear Katelynn, as far as I can tell from our digital database that would be: Musée de l'Orangerie (1937), Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België (?) [title exhibition: Schetsen van Rubens], Petit Palais - Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (1952), Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum (1983-1984), Louvre Lens (2012), Wuppertal Von der Heydt museum (2012-2013), Prado (2018), Kunsthal Rotterdam (2019), and in the near future the National Gallery in London. Best, Rianne
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|Title||The union of England and Scotland|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 92 cm
Width 77 cm
Depth 12 cm
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)|
|Age artist||Between 53 and 56 years old|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|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...Bekijk het volledige profiel