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The Rape of Europe
Rubens, Peter Paul
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Rubens, Peter Paul

Siegen, Westphalia (Germany), 1577 - Antwerp (Belgium), 1640

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The Rape of Europe

1636 - 1637. Oil on panel Room 079

Europe turns a last glance at her companions, who are located outside the composition, as Jupiter carries her away. The god was profoundly enamored of her and transformed into a bull in order to approach her. This story from Ovid´s Metamorphoses is depicted by Rubens in a very succinct manner in this preparatory sketch for a painting Erasmus Quellinus made for the Torre de la Parada.

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Inventory number
P002457
Author
Rubens, Peter Paul
Title
The Rape of Europe
Date
1636 - 1637
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimension
Height: 18.9 cm.; Width: 13.7 cm.
Series
Torre de la Parada
Provenance
Bequest of María Dionisia Vives y Zires, Duchess of Pastrana, 1889

Bibliography +

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Corpus rubenianum Ludwig Burchard: an illustrated catalogue, IX, Arcade Press, Londres, 1968, pp. 207.

Díaz Padrón, Matías, Museo del Prado: catálogo de pinturas. Escuela flamenca, Museo del Prado; Patrimonio Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1975, pp. 304-305.

Held, Julius S., The oil sketches of Peter Paul Rubens : a critical catalogue..., The National Gallery of Art, Princeton, 1980, pp. 273.

Díaz Padrón, Matías, El siglo de Rubens en el Museo del Prado: catálogo razonado, Prensa Ibérica, Barcelona, 1995, pp. 1040.

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

García Gual, C., 'Relato mítico y momento pictórico. Rubens y Ovidio'. En Historias inmortales, Barcelona, 2003, pp. 281-298.

Posada Kubissa, Teresa, Rubens en la colección Pastrana-Infantado, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XXI, 2003, pp. 24-40.

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

Mena Marqués, M. (ed.), La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 202.

Georgievska-Shine, Aneta Silver, Larry, Rubens, Velázquez, and the King of Spain, Ashgate, Surrey, 2014, pp. 56,145 Lám.11 fg.3.6.

Silver, L, 'Ruben's Myths for the Rey Planeta at the Torre de la Parada' En: The Age of Rubens: diplomacy, dynastic politics and the visual arts in Early Seventeenth century., Brepols,, 2016, pp. 235-254 [239].

Vergara, Alejandro, 'P.P.Rubens. Serie de la Torre de la Parada' En:, Rubens: Pintor de bocetos, Museo Nacional del Prado,, Madrid, 2018, pp. 208-222 n.70.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 896.
Autor P.P.Rubens / 896. Un cuadro titulado 'el rapto de Europa' / Alto 0,15 ancho 0,14

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Room 079 (On Display)

Update date: 03-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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