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The Triumph of Venus: PD.7-2012

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The Triumph of Venus


Rubens, Peter Paul


History note: Henry Bentinck, 1st Duke of Portland (1682-1726), with his seal on the reverse, and by descent, at Bulstrode Park, Welbeck Abbey and Welbeck Woodhouse through William, 7th Duke of Portland, to his elder daughter, Lady Anne Bentinck.

Legal notes

Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H.M. Government and allocated to The Fitzwilliam Museum, 2012

Measurements and weight

Height: 34.5 cm
Width: 48.5 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Allocated (2012) by H.M. Government


17th Century
Production date: AD 1628

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Materials used in production

Black chalk

Components of the work

Support composed of panel

Techniques used in production

Painting : Grisaille oil over black chalk indications on panel

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.7-2012
Primary reference Number: 187525
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 1 May 2012 Updated: Monday 22 November 2021 Last processed: Monday 22 November 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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