Inventory number
P02461
Author
Rubens, Peter Paul (Flemish)
Title
The Death of Hyacinth
Chronology
Ca. 1636
Technique
Óleo
Support
Tabla
Dimensions
14,5 cm x 13,6 cm
School
Flamenca
Theme
Mitología
On display
No
Provenance
Donación duquesa viuda de Pastrana, 1889

Apollo helplessly contemplates the death throes of his beloved Hyacinth, who was hit by one of the discs the two were throwing in a display of their athletic skills.

This is one of the preparatory sketches Rubens made for the painting Jan Cossiers carried out for use in the Torre de la Parada. Rubens based this work on a sketch by Michelangelo, revealing his interest in Renaissance artists.

 
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