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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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  • 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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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 in storage
Dimensions Height 92 cm
Width 77 cm
Depth 12 cm
Artists Painter: Peter Paul Rubens
Accession number 2516 (OK)
Credits Acquired with the collection of D.G. Van Beuningen (former Koenigs collection), 1958
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1958
Creation date in 1630 - 1633
Collector Collector / D.G. van Beuningen
Internal exhibitions Schilderkunst uit de eerste hand, Olieverfschetsen van Tintoretto tot Goya (1983)
External exhibitions L'Europe de Rubens (2013)
Rubens Triumph - Krieg-Politik-Malerei (2012)
Rubens. Painter of Sketches (2018)
Boijmans bij de Buren - Meesterlijk! (2019)
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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