Peter Paul Rubens

The Triumph of Rome: The Youthful Emperor Constantine Honouring Rome

Peter Paul Rubens  De triomf van Rome: De jeugdige keizer Constantijn eert Rome
Peter Paul Rubens  De triomf van Rome: De jeugdige keizer Constantijn eert Rome
Peter Paul Rubens  De triomf van Rome: De jeugdige keizer Constantijn eert Rome
Peter Paul Rubens  De triomf van Rome: De jeugdige keizer Constantijn eert Rome
Peter Paul Rubens  De triomf van Rome: De jeugdige keizer Constantijn eert Rome

Peter Paul Rubens
The Triumph of Rome: The Youthful Emperor Constantine Honouring Rome

c. 1622-1623 On view in Room 3

The Roman patroness is seated on a throne. At her feet lies a she-wolf suckling twins – the symbol of Rome. The young Emperor Constantine is standing on the right in shining armour.

Rubens made this oil sketch as one of the designs for a series of tapestries about Emperor Constantine, commissioned by the French king Louis XIII. This was the only design not executed in the series.

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Peter Paul Rubens  De triomf van Rome: De jeugdige keizer Constantijn eert Rome

Peter Paul Rubens
The Triumph of Rome: The Youthful Emperor Constantine Honouring Rome

c. 1622-1623 On view in Room 3

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General information
Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - 1640 Antwerp)
The Triumph of Rome: The Youthful Emperor Constantine Honouring Rome
c. 1622-1623
painting
837
Room 3
Material and technical details
oil
panel
69 x 54 cm

Provenance

M. de Calonne, Paris, 1795; John Charles Robinson, 1868; Sir Francis Cook, Doughty House, Richmond; by inheritance to Herbert Cook (1868-1939), Richmond, 1934; acquired by D. Katz Gallery, Dieren, together with 39 other paintings, 1939-1940; H. Posse; Adolf Hitler, Führermuseum, Linz; Stichting Nederlands Kunstbezit; gift of B. and N. Katz, Dieren and Basel, 1947