The Death of Silvia's Stag

Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (active Italy, Antwerp, and England), 1577 - 1640

Geography:
Made in Southern Netherlands (modern Belgium), Europe

Date:
c. 1638

Medium:
Oil on panel

Dimensions:
9 1/4 x 20 13/16 inches (23.5 x 52.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 663

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
The theme of this sketch (taken from Virgil's Aeneid) and its technique are related to a group of sketches Rubens executed toward the end of his life for paintings intended for the Royal Palace in Madrid. Rubens turned the sketches for this set over to his assistants to complete on a large scale. A painting of this subject now in Gerona, Spain, may be the final picture.