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|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is on view in room C|
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)|
|Collector||Collector / D.G. van Beuningen|
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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