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Allegory of Eternity, the Succession of the Popes

Peter Paul Rubens, Flemish, (June 28, 1577–May 30, 1640)

Creation date: 1622-1625
Creation place: Belgium

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on panel
Credit Line: Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1947; funds for Nazi-era restitution settlement provided by the estate of Walter Fitch III, 2004
Accession Number: 1947.8
State/Province: Antwerp
Dimensions: 26 in. x 13 1/2 in. (66.04 cm x 34.29 cm)
Currently on view

Provenance

Galerie Van Diemen & Co., Berlin, Germany ( - January 26, 1935)

Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia ( - May 12, 1931)

Anonymous Printseller, London, England (ca. 1835 - )

Vladimir Bariatinsky, Saint Petersburg, Russia (ca. 1864 - )

Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, Berlin, Germany (May 12, 1931 - May 13, 1931)

Blumenreich and Benedict, Berlin, Germany (May 13, 1931 - )

Frederick A. Stern, (1942 - )

Jacob M. Heimann, New York, New York (1946 - 1947)

Anne R. and Amy Putnam, San Diego, California (1947 - April 30, 1947)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (April 30, 1947 - )

Label Copy

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, also active in Italy, Spain, France and England, 1577 – 1640)
Allegory of Eternity: The Succession of the Popes
ca. 1622-25
Oil on panel

Around 1622 the Infanta (princess) Isabella Clara Eugenia, daughter of Philip II of Spain, commissioned a series of twenty tapestries for the convent of the Descalzas Reales in Madrid. Woven in Brussels according to Rubens’s designs, the Triumph of the Eucharist series was among the greatest artistic commissions of the century. Rubens first produced a set of oil sketches like this one. In the final tapestry, the ribbon of roses spun by the veiled figure of Eternity becomes a series of portraits of popes, an allusion to the everlasting legitimacy of the papacy. --MAB 2015


Last Updated: 10/1/2021

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Permanent Collections exhibit , 00/00/00 - 3/27/1981

Masterpieces of Art Art Associates, Inc. , 5/1/1940 - 10/31/1940

Peter Paul Rubens Schaeffer & Brandt, Inc. , 11/23/1942 - 12/19/1942

Loan Exhibition of Paintings by Rubens and Van Dyck Los Angeles County Museum of Art , 11/19/1946 - 12/22/1946

Drawings & Oil Sketches by P.P. Rubens from American Collections Fogg Art Museum , 1/14/1956 - 4/28/1956

5 year loan to the new Timken Art Gallery , 9/2/1965 - 9/2/1970

Drawn by the Brush: Oil Sketches by Peter Paul Rubens Bruce Museum of Arts and Science , 10/2/2004 - 9/11/2005

Art of Devotion The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/28/2016 - 00/00/00

Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain The San Diego Museum of Art , 5/18/2019 - 9/2/2019

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Mr. Martin E. Petersen. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 105

Nicole M. Holland. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 116, 117, Figure Number: 117

Julia Gethman Andrews (DUP). A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870 San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1947
Page Number: 110, 113, Figure Number: 113

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 38

Agnes Mongan and Elizabeth Mongan. European Paintings in The Timken Art Gallery: Putnam Foundation. San Diego, California, 1969
Page Number: 58, 59, 118-120, Figure Number: 20

Michael Jaffé. Rubens: RCS Rizzoli Libri S.p.a.. Milano, Italia, 1989
Page Number: 294-295, no. 856, Figure Number: 856

Julius Samuel Held. Peter Paul Rubens: Schaeffer & Brandt, Inc.. New York, New York, 1942
Page Number: 12

Lili M. Nash. Peter Paul Rubens: Schaeffer & Brandt, Inc.. New York, New York, 1942
Page Number: cat. no. 25, Figure Number: 25

William Reinhold Valentiner. Loan Exhibition of Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, California, 1946
Page Number: cat. no. 36, Figure Number: 36

John D. Morse. Old Master Paintings in North America Abbeville Press Publishers. New York, New York, 1979
Page Number: 242

John D. Morse. Old Masters in America: Rand McNally & Company. New York, New York, 1955
Page Number: 145

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Page Number: 192, 193, Figure Number: 193

Sammlung Stroganoff, Leningrad: Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus. Berlin, Germany, 1931
Page Number: 90, 91, Figure Number: 73

Die Bestdande der Berliner Firmen, sämtlich in Liquidation: Paul Graupe. Berlin, Germany, Janaury 25, 1935-January 26, 1935
Page Number: 19 no. 51, Figure Number: 17

Mr. Steven Kern. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 119, Figure Number: 119

Agnes Mongan. Drawings & Oil Sketches by P.P. Rubens from American Collections Fogg Art Museum. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956
Page Number: 40 no. 46

Agnes Mongan. Drawings & Oil Sketches by P.P. Rubens from American Collections Fogg Art Museum. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1956
Page Number: 30, Figure Number: 46

Robert Chadwell Williams. Russian Art and American Money, Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980
Page Number: 178-179

Mr. Peter C. Sutton. Drawn by the Brush: Yale University Press. New Haven, Connecticut, 2004
Page Number: 31

Ms. Marjorie E. Wiesman. Drawn by the Brush: Yale University Press. New Haven, Connecticut, 2004
Page Number: 170-175, Figure Number: 21 (and detail)

Mr. Krzysztof Pomian. Museum International Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Oxford, England, December 2005
Page Number: 75, Figure Number: 13

Mr. Steven Kern. Museum News American Association of Museums. Washington, DC, March 2006-April 2006
Page Number: 50-54, Figure Number: 50

Walter Pach. Catalogue of European & American Paintings, 1500-1900 Art Aid Corporation. New York, New York, 1940
Page Number: 52 no. 64

Natalya Semyonova and Nicolas V. Iljine. Selling Russia's Treasures: The Soviet Trade in Nationalized Art 1917-1938 The M. T. Abraham Center for the Visual Arts Foundation. Paris, France, 2013
Page Number: 214-215

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