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Prometheus Bound

The eagle was painted by Snyders

Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish (active Italy, Antwerp, and England), 1577 - 1640, and Frans Snyders, Flemish (active Antwerp), 1579 - 1657.

Made in Southern Netherlands (modern Belgium), Europe

Begun c. 1611-1612, completed by 1618

Oil on canvas

7 feet 11 1/2 inches × 6 feet 10 1/2 inches (242.6 × 209.6 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 358, European Art 1500-1850, third floor

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Purchased with the W. P. Wilstach Fund, 1950

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