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Diana and her Nymphs Hunting
Rubens, Pedro Pablo
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Rubens, Pedro Pablo

Siegen (Westfalia), 1577 - Amberes, 1640

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Diana and her Nymphs Hunting

1636 - 1637. Oil on oak panel, 27.7 x 58 cm.

Recognizable by the crescent-moon-shaped diadem on her head, Diana hunts deer with spears and dogs, accompanied by various nymphs. The extremely horizontal composition is one of the peculiarities of this work, which belongs to an important sect of sketches made by Rubens for the pictorial decoration of the Torre de la Parada. On these small panels, the painter defined the design, colors, forms and structure of the future work so that one of his assistants could make the definitive canvas. Of all the surviving works from this set, the present may be one of the most significant due to its special dynamism and expressivity.

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Inventory number
P07765
Author
Rubens, Pedro Pablo
Title
Diana and her Nymphs Hunting
Date
1636 - 1637
Technique
Oil
Support
Oak panel
Dimension
High/Height: 27.7 cm.; Width: 58 cm.
Serie
Torre de la Parada
Provenance
Dation in payment of Caja Madrid, 2000

Bibliography +

Rooses, Max, Rubens. S. VIe et Ses Oeuvres, Paris : Flammarion, 1903, pp. 596-599.

Corpus rubenianum Ludwig Burchard: an illustrated catalogue, Londres Arcade Press, 1968, pp. 205-206.

Vergara, Alejandro1960-, The Presence of Rubens in Spain. (Volumes i and II). Tesis D, Ann Arbor A Bell & Howell Company, 1999, pp. 548.

Vergara, Alejandro, Diana y sus ninfas cazando, de Rubens MUSEO DEL PRADO / MINISTERIO DE CUL, 2000, pp. 48.

Classical mythology in the Netherlands in the age of Renaiss..., Amberes : Peeters, 2009.

Mena Marques, M, La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, Madrid Museo Nacional del Prado, 2013, pp. 193.

Georgievska-Shine, Aneta Silver, Larry, Rubens, Velázquez, and the King of Spain, Surrey Ashgate, 2014, pp. 231-233 Lám.47 fg.10.5.

Mena Marques, M. Albarrán,V. Azúa, F.de, La belleza cautiva. Pequeños tesoros del Museo del Prado, Barcelona Museo del Prado - Obra Social ''La Caixa'', 2014, pp. 106.

Prado captive beauty : treasures from the Prado Museum Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, 2015, pp. n.30.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (desde 1856). Núm. 2581.
Autor: Pedro Pablo Rubens / 2581. Título: Diana y sus ninfas cazando / Tipo de obra: Pintura / Técnica y soporte: óleo sobre tabla / Medidas: 26.6 x 57.2 cms / Nº de Catálogo 7765. / Observaciones. / Entregado al Estado / como pago de parte de / deuda tributaria / de la Caja de Ahorros / y Monte de Piedad / de Madrid

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Captive Beauty. Fra Angelico to Fortuny
21.05.2013 - 10.11.2013

Rubens
05.11.2010 - 23.01.2011

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Update date: 15-12-2015 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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