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Oil Painting - King James the First Uniting England and Scotland

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1984P2
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1632 - 1633

Maker Information

Artist:Sir Peter Paul Rubens - View biography for Sir Peter Paul Rubens


Rubens was probably commissioned to provide a great propagandist decorative scheme for Inigo Jones' new building in Charles I's Palace when he visited London as a diplomat in 1629. Most, if not at all, Rubens' sketches for the ceiling were made in Antwerp where the canvases still in the Banqueting House, were also painted. Fifteen oil sketches survive of which only three are in Britain.

Purchased with the aid of grants from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the VandA grant-in-aid, the National Art Collections Fund and the Wolfon Foundation.

Further Information

Production Period:17th century
School/Style:Old Master
Medium:Oil on panel.
Material(s):Oil paint

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Height:635 mm
Width:483 mm