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Perseus and Andromeda

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  • Pia asked

    How big is the Sketch and wich materials are used?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Hello Pia, if you scroll down on the web page you will stumble upon the heading 'Specifications'. If you click on 'Show all details' you are able to see all the specifications of this painting. There you will see that the painting consists of materials like oil paint and a wooden panel. The painting has a height of 25 cm and a width of 19 cm. Greetings, Sarie.


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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 Perseus and Andromeda
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 19 cm
Height 25 cm
Artists Painter: Peter Paul Rubens
Accession number 3199 (OK)
Credits Loan Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (former Koenigs collection), 1991
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1991
Creation date in 1636
Collector Collector / Franz Koenigs
Internal exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
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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