Peter Paul Rubens

Daniel in the lions' den



Peter Paul Rubens - Daniel in the lions' den

Literature

John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 317


Provenance

Sir Dudley Carleton, 1st viscount Dorchester (1573-1632), English Ambassador to The Hague, who acquired the painting in 1618 from the artist in an exchange for antique sculpture
presented to Charles I, King of England (1600-1649), between c. 1625 and 1632, where it hung in the Bear Gallery at Whitehall
James Hamilton-Douglas, 1st duke of Hamilton (1606-1649), Hamilton Palace, Scotland, by 1643
by descent in his family to William Alexander Louis Stephen Hamilton-Douglas, 12th duke of Hamilton (1845-1895), Hamilton Palace
first Hamilton Palace sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 19 June 1882, nr. 80
purchased by Duncan for Christopher Beckett Denison
his sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 13 June 1885, nr. 925
purchased by Jamieson for the 12th duke of Hamilton
by inheritance to his kinsman, Alfred Douglas Hamilton-Douglas, 13th duke of Hamilton (1862-1940), Hamilton Palace
second Hamilton Palace sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 6-7 November 1919, 1st day, nr. 57
purchased by Kearley for Weetman Dickinson Pearson, 1st viscount Cowdray (1856-1927), Cowdray Park, Midhurst, Sussex
by inheritance to his son, Weetman Harold Miller Pearson, 2nd viscount Cowdray (1882-1933), Cowdray Park
by inheritance to his son, Weetman John Churchill Pearson, 3rd viscount Cowdray (1910-1995), Cowdray Park
sale, Bonham's, London, 1 August 1963, nr. 25, listed as by Jordaens and De Vos, withdrawn and sold by private treaty before the auction to Weitzner
with Julius H. Weitzner (1896-1986), New York
with M. Knoedler & Co., New York
sold 13 December 1965 to NGA


Other works by Peter Paul Rubens


Peter Paul Rubens The Consignment of the Regency
The Consignment of the Regency

Peter Paul Rubens Portrait of a Young Man (George Gage)
Portrait of a Young Man (George Gage)

Jan Brueghel the Elder and Peter Paul Rubens The Vision of Saint Hubert
The Vision of Saint Hubert
c. 1617-20

Peter Paul Rubens Portrait of Michael Ophovius
Portrait of Michael Ophovius
c. 1618

Peter Paul Rubens
Daniel in the lions' den
c. 1615
224.3 x 330.4 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund