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The Adoration of the Eucharist

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

about 1626

Artist:

Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish, 1577–1640

About this artwork

Peter Paul Rubens designed this elaborate oil sketch as part of a tapestry series intended for the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales in Madrid. Rubens created two tiers of celebrants—the heavenly on the upper level and the earthly on the lower level—adoring the Eucharist, an important sacrament in the Roman Catholic Church, which is lifted by two angels beneath a central arch. The series’ patron, Spanish archduchess Isabella Clara Eugenia, is represented in a nun’s habit at the lower left to signify her piety and reinforce her status as an important patron of the arts in the ruling Habsburg family.

Status

On View, Gallery 208

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Peter Paul Rubens

Title

The Adoration of the Eucharist

Place

Flanders (Artist's nationality)

Date

1621–1631

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

31.5 × 32 cm (12 1/2 × 12 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Reference Number

1937.1012

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