Peter Paul Rubens

Diana Hunting With Her Nymphs

Peter Paul Rubens

Sir Peter Paul Rubens, the most influential artist of the Flemish Baroque tradition. (28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) 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. The painting was exhibited in the Louvre, among others. It is to a royal commission and has a superior, royal provenance.

Diana Hunting With Her Nymphs

Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) Technique: Oil on canvas framed Dimensions: 183 x 386 cm / 72.0472 x 151.96 In. Setting: Valuable framework. Painted: Circa. 1636 – 1638

ASSET PROVENANCE

  • 1636

    Commissioned in November 1636 by Philip IV of Spain for his hunting lodge outside Madrid, the Torre de la Parada

  • 1661

    Charles II of Spain; documented in the 1700 inventory drawn up after his death; as hanging in the first room of the Torre de la Parada

  • 1683

    Philip V of Spain; documented in the 1747 inventory drawn up after his death; as hanging in the first room of the Torre de la Parada.

  • 1713

    Ferdinand VI of Spain

  • 1768

    Joseph Bonaparte , who took the painting out of Spain.

  • 1838

    Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton, Bath House, Piccadilly, London.

  • 1866

    Francis Denzil Edward Baring, 5th Baron Ashburton.

  • 1907

    Asher Wertheimer, London.

  • 1912

    Benjamin Thaw, Pittsburgh

  • 1932

    Christie’s, 24 June 1932, lot 127 (as 'Sir P. P. Rubens'), 135 guineas to Floyd for Owen Smith.

  • 1955

    Mrs E. Hugh Smith, London

  • 1989

    Christie’s, 21 April 1989, lot 60 purchased by Don Carlos Porras Munoz

  • 2017

    NorthCapital Fine Arts

  • 2018

    ISN Consulting GmbH

  • 2019

    Private collection of Feras Kiaewe

  • 2021

    Titan Investment LTD