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Three Nymphs with a Cornucopia

Modello for a painting in the Prado, Madrid, which was one of eight pictures presented to Philip IV of Spain by Rubens on his arrival in Madrid in 1628. The Prado picture was described in 1636 as showing Ceres and two nymphs, though the identification of one of the figures as the goddess Ceres is doubtful. In the finished picture the pose of the left-hand figure (Ceres?) is changed. Held suggests a date of c.1625/7; Jaff‚ gives c.1617.

Not currently on display

Artist
Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Date
c. 1625–8
Location
On loan to Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam
Dimensions
30.9 x 24.4 cm
Materials
Oil on oak panel
Acquisition
Bourgeois Bequest, 1811
Accession number
DPG043